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Main Title Scientific and ethical approaches for observational exposure studies {electronic resource} /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development ,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/600/R-08-062; NERL-RTP-HEASD-08-030
Stock Number PB2008-112239
Subjects Human experimentation in medicine--Moral and ethical aspects--United States ; Medicine--Research--Moral and ethical aspects ; Research--Methodology--Moral and ethical aspects ; Science--Experiments--Moral and ethical aspects
Additional Subjects Chemicals ; Environmental stressors ; Human exposures ; Pollution effects ; Humans ; Ethical issues ; Document development ; Document organization ; Study conceptualization ; Study planning ; Privacy ; Confidentialiyt ; Communicaiton effectiveness ; Participant researcher relationships ; Collateral observations ; Community relationships ; Stakeholder relationships ; Scientific validaiton ; Observational exposure studies ; Vulnerable groups protection
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NTIS  PB2008-112239 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/2010
Collation {133} : col. ill. ; digital, pdf file
Researchers conduct observational human exposure studies to understand how and the extent to which people come into contact with chemicals and environmental stressors in their everyday lives, through the air they breathe, the food and liquids they consume, and the things they touch. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) has conducted observational human exposure studies for several decades and uses the information and data from these studies to improve the Agency's understanding of human exposures to chemicals and other stressors and ultimately to support efforts to improve public health. Because these studies involve people as research participants, they are complex and raise numerous scientific and ethical issues that have to be addressed prior to and during their design and implementation. To ensure that EPA's research continues to be based on the most up-to-date science and the highest ethical standards, the Agency has developed this document that contains state-of-the-science approaches for conducting observational human exposure studies. This document is not meant to represent an official Agency 'guidance document' but, rather, serves as a resource tool and source of information for NERL and other researchers on which to rely as they develop and conduct observational human exposure studies.
"EPA 600/R-08/062" "May 2008" Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 24, 2008). Includes bibliographical references.