Health Assessment Document for Inorganic Arsenic. (1983 External Review Draft)
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This document summarizes current scientific information regarding the effects of inorganic arsenic on man and the environment. The observed effects, as presented herein, constitute the health basis from which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will make determinations regarding regulatory initiatives pursuant to the Clean Air Act. Specifically, this document discusses the following topics--physical and chemical properties of inorganic arsenic; environmental distribution and cycling; inorganic arsenic metabolism, toxicology and essentiality--and identifies the factors most germane to assessing quantitative and qualitative human health risks.
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