Entity that may be adversely affected by contact with or
by exposure to a contaminant of concern, here human health
An essential part of the risk assessment process is to estimate
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the type and magnitude of exposures due to the release and/or
migration of hazardous substances from a source (e.g.,
contaminated site). For the quantification of an exposure
all potential human individuals need to be identified and
characterized that could be affected by contact with contaminants.
The description of these so called receptors takes place
on the basis of appropriate criteria that determine magnitude,
frequency, duration, and roots of exposure, such as location
relative to a contaminated site, activities and activity
patterns, or presence of sensitive subpopulations.