Summary Report of a Peer Involvement Workshop on the Development of An Exposure Factors Handbook for the Aging
In 1989, the U.S. EPA published an Exposure Factors Handbook which contains a summary of the available statistical data on various factors used in assessing human exposure and health risk. Updated in 1997, this Handbook is addressed to exposure assessors, both inside and outside the EPA, who need to obtain data on standard factors used to calculate human exposure to toxic chemicals. These factors include:
- drinking water consumption,
- soil ingestion,
- inhalation rates,
- dermal factors including skin surface area and soil adherence factors,
- consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, dairy products, homegrown foods,
- human activity factors,
- consumer product use, and
- residential characteristics.
|Mar 2006||EPA begins plans to organize a national workshop to discuss issues related to the development of an Exposure Factors Handbook for the Aging.|
|Feb 2007||Workshop is held in Arlington, VA, February 14-15, 2007.|
|Jul 2007||Final workshop report is released.|
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