Definition of Acute Health Effect

Definition: The acute health effect is the effect caused by the initial exposure of a hazardous chemical on a human or animal body. When a hazardous material's acute health effect is listed, the effects are generally severe and dangerous adverse effects, but subside after the exposure stops.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Definition of Acute Health Effect." ThoughtCo, Jun. 23, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-acute-health-effect-604747. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 23). Definition of Acute Health Effect. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-acute-health-effect-604747 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Definition of Acute Health Effect." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-acute-health-effect-604747 (accessed May 26, 2018).