Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report, 1997)
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The EPA Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) has prepared this handbook to address factors commonly used in exposure assessments. This handbook was first published in 1989 in response to requests from many EPA Program and Regional Offices for additional guidance on how to select values for exposure assessments.
This document provides a summary of the available data on consumption of drinking water; consumption of fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy products, and fish; soil ingestion; inhalation rates; skin surface area; soil adherence; lifetime; activity patterns; body weight; consumer product use; and the reference residence.
However, in 2011, the handbook was re-released to incorporate new data available since the 1997 edition.
|May 1989||EPA released the Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report) 1989. EPA/600/8-89/043.|
|Aug 1996||EPA released a draft Exposure Factors Handbook for public review and comment.|
|Aug 1997||EPA released the final report.|
- Vol. I PB98-124225
- Vol. II PB98-124233
- Vol. III PB98-124241
- The Set PB98-124217
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