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Health Effects Assessment for Arsenic

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The document represents a brief, quantitatively oriented scientific summary of health effects data. It was developed by the Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office to assist the Office of Emergency and Remedial Response in establishing chemical-specific health-related goals of remedial actions. If applicable, chemical-specific subchronic and chronic toxicity interim acceptable intakes are determined for systematic toxicants, or q(sub 1)* values are determined for carcinogens for both oral and inhalation routes. A q(sub 1)* was determined for arsenic based on oral and inhalation exposure.

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See also PB84-190891, PB86-134301 and PB86-134327. repared in cooperation with Syracuse Research Corp., NY.


U.S. EPA. Health Effects Assessment for Arsenic. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/020 (NTIS PB86134319), 1984.


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