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What Is a Toxicologic Evaluation or Health Effects Evaluation?

A toxicologic evaluation is based on the science of toxicology. For a definition of toxicology see below.


The study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.

Toxicologic evaluation

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

checkmark how the chemical gets into the body

checkmark what happens to the chemical after it gets into the body

checkmark what effects are associated with the chemical and at what levels