USEPA Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handook


Since children may be at higher risk of adverse health than adults from exposure to toxic pollutants in air, food, and soil -- due to their smaller, developing bodies, and their potential for prolonged contact with soil and dust -- a child-specific exposure factors handbook has been created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

From the website: "The document provides a summary of the available and up-to-date statistical data on various factors assessing children exposures. These factors include drinking water consumption, soil ingestion, inhalation rates, dermal factors including skin area and soil adherence factors, consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, dairy products, homegrown foods, breast milk, activity patterns, body weight, consumer products and life expectancy."

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