Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators

Table 1

Classification of exposure assessment methods.

CategoryDescription

Criterion 1: definition of exposure intensity

1Qualitative (e.g., presence/absence of the source/contamination in an area)
2Distance from the source (e.g., linear distance)
3Dispersion models (e.g., average annual atmospheric concentration)

Criterion 2: definition of population distribution

1Municipality/community/postcode sector
2Census unit/full postcode
3Exact residential address location

Criterion 3: temporal variability

1Time-invariable (i.e., fixed) exposure
2Time-variable exposure (e.g., residential history and/or variability in emissions from the source)

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