Line graph showing population response (in percent) versus exposure concentration (dosage) for two different chemicals (labeled A and B). Both curves respond differently at low dosages, but reach 100% percent at the same dosage level.

FIGURE 4.2A simple representation of possible dose-response curves

From: 4, Evaluating Hazards and Assessing Risks in the Laboratory

Cover of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards: Updated Version.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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