Exposure Assessment

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Exposure assessment is how DPR identifies and assesses potential pesticide exposure to human populations. The Human Health Assessment Branch estimates exposures for individuals who come in contact with pesticides through direct handling of products, those entering treated areas, and bystanders or individuals who may come in contact through ambient air, surface water, or other sources including dietary exposures from pesticides in food and drinking water. DPR scientists review product labels and evaluate handling and crop cultivation practices, assessing occupational, residential, industrial, and institutional scenarios.

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