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What Is a Toxicologic Evaluation or Health Effects Evaluation?

A toxicologic evaluation is based on the science of toxicology.

Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.

A toxicologic evaluation is an evaluation of human exposure to a specific chemical to determine whether people will become ill from their exposure.

In the public health assessment process, a toxicologic evaluation includes reviewing information on

  • how the chemical gets into the body
  • what happens to the chemical after it gets into the body
  • what effects are associated with the chemical and at what levels

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