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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Exposición máxima

Peak exposure (PEEK ek-SPOH-zher)
The largest amount of a substance or radiation that a person is exposed to at one time. Peak exposure to a harmful substance or radiation may increase the risk of certain diseases or conditions.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.