Health Effects Assessment for Xylene

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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 systemic toxicants, or q(sub 1)* values are determined for carcinogens for both oral and inhalation routes. Both inhalation and oral estimates of inteim acceptable intakes are provided for mixed xylenes, o-xylene and m-xylene. Sufficient data were not available to develop estimates for p-xylene.


U.S. EPA. Health Effects Assessment for Xylene. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/006 (NTIS PB86134178).