Frequent Questions

Is CAP-88 PC appropriate for estimating exposures from short-term or "accidental" releases?

No. CAP-88 is not appropriate for modeling short term or accidental releases for several reasons:

  • The dose/risk conversion factors in CAP-88 PC are all predicted on chronic, low level exposure.
  • The Gaussian model is, by definition, a long-term model.
  • CAP-88 PC is written to accept only weather data that has a joint frequency distribution typical of annual averages.

Learn more about CAP-88 and CAP-88 PC.

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