exposure pathway


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exposure pathway

[ik′spō·zhər ‚path·wā]
(medicine)
The mode of intake of a substance; for example, inhalation, ingestion, or absorption.
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Exposure in the figure is adjusted for bioavailability of Pb in each exposure pathway.
If the examined characteristics of outbreak and sporadic cases are different for these data, then the assumption of similar exposure pathways is less plausible.
A range of exposure pathways associated with wastewater irrigation was identified in the reviewed studies, illustrated in Figure 1 (Table 1; see also Tables S1 and S2).
In our bottom-up approach, the predominant exposure pathway is diet, which in all age groups contributes 85-95% of the [[summation].
The other important exposure pathway is direct ingestion of radon in water.
Twenty-two publications investigated the paraoccupational exposure pathway, 13 with residential dust samples only, 6 with biological samples only, and 3 with both (Table 1).
MDH also looked at whether any completed exposure pathways existed and whether any completed exposure pathways might exist in the future.
The dominant exposure pathway is incidental ingestion of lead-rich soil and dust particles by hand-mouth transmission and of inhaled dust particles cleared from the respiratory tract.
This multimedia transport pathway evaluation must occur before addressing the other questions raised by the exposure pathway analysis.
We used this analysis to assess the prospects for emissions reductions and to identify gaps in present understanding of the Hg exposure pathway.
2008a) stated recently that dust ingestion is a pertinent exposure pathway for HBCD, and a significant positive correlation was reported between concentrations of PBDEs in house dust and diet and those in human milk (Wu et al.