What Is an Exposure Pathways Evaluation?
An exposure pathway describes how people in a community might come into contact with a chemical. In an exposure pathways evaluation, five main elements are considered.
To view an explanation of each, click on the list entries that follow below.
Contaminant source of release
Place where the chemicals originated or were released
Environmental fate & transport
How contaminants move through and across different media (water, soil,air or food), with some degrading completely.
Exposure point of area
Specific location(s) where people may come in contact with a chemical in the environment
How the chemical enters a person’s body
Potentially exposed population
The people who have or who may have come in contact with contaminants
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