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Official WHO Definition

In risk assessment, it is the process by which an agent crosses an outer exposure surface of a target without passing an absorption barrier, i.e., through ingestion or inhalation (WHO 2004).The works or structures at the head of a conduit into which water is diverted; (2) the process of operation by which water is absorbed into the ground and added to the saturation zone; (3) the flow or rate of flow into a canal, conduit, pump, stack, tank, or treatment process before treatment (Symons et al. 2000).

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References

Symons, J. M., Bradley, L. C. Jr. and Cleveland, T. C.  2000.  The Drinking Water Dictionary. American Water Works AssociationWHO (2004) IPCS Risk asssessment terminology: Internationally harmonized terms in relation to chemicals


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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