Health Effects Assessment for Benzene

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Abstract

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. A q(sub 1)* was determined for benzene based on both oral and inhalation exposure.

Citation

U.S. EPA. Health Effects Assessment for Benzene. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/037 (NTIS PB86134483).

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