Science and Medicine
- A condition of very poor health or death resulting from lack of protection over prolonged periods under weather, extreme temperatures or dangerous substances. Examples: Hypothermia and sunburn.
- In the context of epidemiology and risk assessment, exposure is defined as the contact of a human and an agent
- Mere-exposure effect, a psychological artefact
- In geology, an occurrence of a rock at the Earth's surface - an outcrop
- In biology, contact of an organism with a harmful agent (e.g. chemical)
- Radiation exposure
- In experimental particle physics (in particular beam experiments or flux measurements), the product of the detector mass times the duration of the experiment, sometimes also multiplied by a measure of the intensity of the incoming flux.
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