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Step 2.1 Estimating Exposure Doses

bullet Site-Specific Exposure Information

The types of information needed to estimate an exposure dose are referred to as exposure factors. That information is based on site-specific conditions.

To see an explanation of each type of information, click on the list entries that follow or on the View All link.

Exposure point level *
Intake rate *
Exposure frequency *
Exposure duration *
Population characteristics

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From the following list, select three items that a health assessor can use to evaluate exposure. Then click on the View Correct Selections link to check your answers.

Community interviews

Historical maps of the area

Observations made during the site

Contacts who are knowledgeable about the site

Voter registration records

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What information does an assessor use when estimating exposure doses?

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ATSDR's Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual

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Where does a health assessor find information on exposure factors when site-specific information is not available?

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