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Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report) 2008
Federal Register Notices
Notice10/09: EPA is announcing the release of the final report, Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook. This highlights document provides some introductory information about the handbook and presents a summary of the recommendations presented in the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (CSEFH).
10/08: EPA announces release of this final report in an October 30, 2008 Federal Register Notice.
AbstractThe National Center for Environmental Assessment Staff (NCEA) have prepared this handbook to provide information on various physiological and behavioral factors commonly used in assessing children’s exposure to environmental chemicals. Children have different exposure circumstances than do adults. Understanding these differences is key for evaluating potential for environmental hazards from pollutants. They consume more of certain foods and water and have higher inhalation rates per unit of body weight than adults. Young children play close to the ground and come into contact with contaminated soil outdoors and with contaminated dust on surfaces and carpets indoors. Ingestion of human milk may be another potential pathway of exposure for infants and young children.
This report is an update of the 2002 interim final version of this handbook. The 2008 version provides analysis of exposure factors data using EPA's recommended age groups for assessing childhood exposures.
|1997||EPA releases the Exposure Factors Handbook (EPA/600/P-95/002Fa-c).|
|Sep 2002||EPA posts the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Interim Report) 2002.|
|Oct 2006||EPA released an external review draft of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook for public review and comment. EPA extended the comment period in response to requests from the public.|
|Sep 2007||EPA hosted an external peer-review workshop for the draft report.|
|Sep 2008||EPA released the final report, Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (CSEFH).|
|Oct 2008||EPA announces release of the final report in an October 30, 2008 Federal Register Notice.|
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