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ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE Definition & Legal Meaning

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Being in the presence of some substance in an environment. Typically, that substance is pollution or a hazardous waste. Low-level, repeated exposure to hazardous substances is a documented risk. It can lead to serious health problems. Location is typically a work environment, where exposure normally does not exceed threshold levels.


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