Directions: Use the case study to provide answers to the following questions.
Case Study: “Illness Associated with Drift of Chloropicrin Soil Fumigant into a Residential Area—Kern County, California, 2003,” located on p. 154 of the textbook
- Issue Identification
- What is causing the identified problem?
- Why is the problem a problem?
- How was the problem initially identified?
- What are the public perceptions of the hazard?
- Hazard Identification
- What types of adverse health effects might be caused by the problem?
- How quickly and for what duration might the problem be experienced?
- Dose Response Assessment
- Evaluate both qualitative and quantitative toxicity information to estimate the incidence of adverse effects occurring in humans at different exposure levels.
- Exposure Assessment for the Relevant Population
- Determine the frequency, magnitude, extent, duration, and character of exposures to the hazard.
- Risk Characterization
- Detail the nature and potential incidence of effects for the exposure conditions described in the exposure assessment.