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


U.S. EPA. HEALTH EFFECTS ASSESSMENT FOR BENZENE. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/037 (NTIS PB86134483).

Additional Information

See also PB81-117293, PB86-134475 and PB86-134491. repared in cooperation with Syracuse Research Corp., NY.

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