SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

The Susceptible Individual: An Overview


Understanding and describing variations in responsiveness to inhaled toxins among individuals is a challenging intellectual task as well as as essential step in the regulatory process. Both altered exposure-dose relationships and dose-response relationships can contribute to the process. Better assessment of the degree of susceptibility and the number and geographical distribution of more responsive individuals is urgently needed. Only then can we design and implement strategies to protect all individuals.

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Brain, JD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
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Developed by Committee: D22
Pages: 3–5
DOI: 10.1520/STP22820S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5085-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1262-9