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Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Chloropropenes

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The Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Chloropropenes was prepared by the Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Cincinnati, OH for the Office of Solid Waste to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 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. Quantitative estimates have been presented provided sufficient data are available. Chloropropenes have been determined to be systemic toxicants. An Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI), defined as the amount of a chemical to which humans can be exposed on a daily basis over an extended period of time (usually a lifetime) without suffering a deleterious effect, for 3-Chloropropene is .0016, 1,2,3-Trichloropropene is .0046 for oral exposure. Existing data are insufficient to determine for the other isomers.

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Prepared in cooperation with Syracuse Research Corp., NY.

Citation

U.S. EPA. Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Chloropropenes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/X-84/119 (NTIS PB88107800), 1983.

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