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Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Methylene Bromide

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The Health and Environmental Effects Profile for methyl bromide was prepared to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and to provide health-related limits for emergency actions under Section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Both published literature and information obtained from Agency program office files were evaluated as they pertained to potential human health, aquatic life and environmental effects of hazardous waste constituents. Methyl bromide has been determined to be a systemic toxicant. The daily exposure to the human population (including sensitive subgroups) that is likely to be without appreciable risk of deleterious effect during a lifetime, for methyl bromide is 0.01 mg/kg/day for inhalation exposure. The Reportable Quantity (RQ) value for methyl bromide is 1000.

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U.S. EPA. Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Methylene Bromide. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/X-87/093 (NTIS PB89119507).

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