Bounding estimate

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Term Bounding estimate
Description An estimate of exposure, dose, or risk that is higher than that incurred by the person in the population with the currently highest exposure, dose, or risk.
Definition Bounding estimate

An estimate of exposure, dose, or risk that is higher than that incurred by the person with the highest exposure, dose or risk in the population being assessed. Bounding estimates are useful in developing statements that exposures, doses, or risks are "not greater than" the estimated value.

References http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/bterms.html

     

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