07 Jun '11, 1pm

Do you know why exposure research is so important to protect the environment & public health?

Do you know why exposure research is so important to protect the environment & public health?

Characterizing sources of pollution, including mobile sources such as automobiles; point sources such as industrial plants; and non-point sources such as agricultural run-off and land-management practices. Understanding and modeling the processes that control the distribution, transport, transformation, and fate of these pollutants or stressors as they move through the environment from sources to "receptors" (humans, plants, animals or ecosystems exposed to stressors). Characterizing actual exposure, including measuring and modeling how humans and ecosystems come into contact with pollutants or stressors. Studying environmental exposure involves consideration of both the pollutant-stressor and the "receptor" (e.g., the human or ecosystem which is exposed), together with duration of exposure. For this reason, exposure assessments require a variety of efforts, including: Mea...

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