Toxicologic Evaluation

Introduction to the Section

Suppose that in the early stages of a public health assessment of a site near your home, the health assessor determined that

  • people in your community are coming in contact with chemicals from the site


  • further evaluation is needed to determine whether the chemicals that people are contacting could make them sick.

You’d probably wonder what’s involved in this further evaluation.

This further evaluation, called a toxicologic evaluation, involves estimating the amount of the chemical that enters the body and considering additional data about health effects associated with the chemical.

To learn more about what this evaluation involves, click through this section.

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Takes about 25–40 minutes

Page last reviewed: May 31, 2016