Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk (ELCR)

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Term Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk (ELCR)
Description Potential carcinogenic effects that are characterized by estimating the probability of cancer incidence in a population of individuals for a specific lifetime from projected intakes (and exposures) and chemical-specific dose-response data (i.e., slope factors).
Definition Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk (ELCR)

Potential carcinogenic effects that are characterized by estimating the probability of cancer incidence in a population of individuals for a specific lifetime from projected intakes (and exposures) and chemical-specific dose-response data (i.e., slope factors). By multiplying the intake by the slope factor, the ELCR result is a probability. The additional or extra risk of developing cancer due to exposure to a toxic substance incurred over the lifetime of an individual.  

References http://rais.ornl.gov/home/glossary.html#E
http://www.epa.gov/iris/help_gloss.htm#e
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