Sensitive Receptors Definition
What are Sensitive Receptors?Sensitive Receptors are living things that can be adversely impacted by exposure to pollution or contamination. The term is often used to refer to places and areas occupied by people that are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure to toxic chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants than the general population, e.g., hospitals, schools, daycare facilities, drinking water sources, but also sensitive plant and animal species and habitats. Extra care is generally taken when dealing with contaminants and pollutants in close proximity to sensitive receptors because they can be first to feel impact from adverse changes in their environment.
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