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Step 2.1 Estimating Exposure Doses

bullet Estimating an Ingestion Dose for Evaluating Noncancer Health Effects

A dose for ingesting a chemical is estimated using the following formula. The same formula is used regardless of whether the chemical was ingested in water, soil, or food.

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The exposure factor is an estimate of the actual time that a person comes into contact with a chemical.

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Estimating an ingestion dose for cancer-related health effects


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