Epidemiologic approaches to persons with exposures to waste chemicals.

  title={Epidemiologic approaches to persons with exposures to waste chemicals.},
  author={Philip J. Landrigan},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={93 - 97}
Evaluation of disease in populations exposed to hazardous waste dumps requires: documentation of the chemicals in a dump; assessment of the materials released from the dump into environmental media; tracing of the probable routes of human exposure (groundwater, air, direct contact, or occupational); development, when possible, of individual exposure estimates and/or direct biological assessment of absorption; precise definition of the subpopulations at highest risk of exposure; and the… CONTINUE READING

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