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.
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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