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Anyone can come into contact with chemicals. These chemicals can be for example pesticides which may be on fruits and vegetables , or substances in cosmetics, cleaning products , paints or adhesives. Harmful substances can also be found in air, soil and water . Think of car emissions in the air along roads . These substances may pose a hazard to human health and the environment. By comparing the knowledge about the adverse effects of a substance with the measured or calculated exposure, the risk can be estimated. Based on that risk measures can be taken to prevent harm to people and the environment .

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