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