Exposure Factors Handbook 2011 Edition (Final)
EPA is announcing the release of the final document, Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition, in an October 3, 2011 Federal Register Notice. This updated edition of the handbook provides the most up-to-date data on the various human factors used in assessing exposure.
The mission of National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of EPA's Office of Research and Development is to provide guidance and risk assessments aimed at protecting human health and the environment. To accomplish this mission, NCEA works to develop and improve the models, databases, tools, assumptions, and extrapolations used in risk assessments. This handbook is a tool developed by NCEA aimed at refining the assumptions used in exposure assessments and reducing uncertainty.
This handbook was first published in 1989 and later updated in 1997 to provide statistical data on the various human factors used in assessing exposure. This revised edition of the handbook provides the most up-to-date data on these exposure factors. The recommended values are based solely on our interpretations of the available data. In many situations different values may be appropriate to use in consideration of policy, precedent or other factors.
|May 1989||EPA released the Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report) 1989. EPA/600/8-89/043.|
|Aug 1996||EPA released the draft Exposure Factors Handbook (1996) for public review and comment.|
|Aug 1997||EPA released the final report, Exposure Factors Handbook (1997).|
|Oct 2009||EPA released the draft report, Exposure Factors Handbook 2009 Update for public review and comment. [Federal Register Notice Oct 7, 2009]|
|Mar 2010||EPA announced an independent external peer review workshop to discuss the draft report on March 3-4, 2010 in Arlington, VA. [Federal Register Notice Feb 2, 2010]|
|Sep 2011||EPA released the final report, Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition. [Federal Register Notice Oct 3, 2011]|
|Jul 2012||EPA released the comments from the peer review workshop.|