Chapter 12. Retrospective Exposure Assessment

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Tom J. Smith,
  2. Patricia A. Stewart and
  3. Robert F. Herrick

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch12

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Smith, T. J., Stewart, P. A. and Herrick, R. F. (2005) Retrospective Exposure Assessment, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • retrospective exposure;
  • basic concepts;
  • characteristics;
  • investigation;
  • diseases


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Basic concepts

  • Approaches to retrospective exposure assessment

  • Reliability and validity issues

  • Summary and recommendations

  • Acknowledgements

  • References and suggested reading

  • General reference