Air Pollution and Birth Outcome Exposure Assessment of Environmental Pollutants
Challenges of exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology
Environmental epidemiologist is charged with the task of accurately linking environmental hazards to adverse health outcome in order to protect the public. This task has inherent challenges in that, a recorded exposure does not automatically preclude a harmful health outcome. The challenges of exposure assessment as they relate to environmental epidemiology include: it’s relative newness, in that most assessments of environmental exposure are basic and predisposed to misclassification, which weakens potential associations made in a study (Nieuwenhuijsen, 2003). Environmental epidemiology could be improved with updated exposure assessment methods (Nieuwenhuijsen, 2003). The crude methodology often considers exposure or not and duration, and not the …show more content…
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