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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 methylene chloride based on inhalation exposure.


U.S. EPA. HEALTH EFFECTS ASSESSMENT FOR METHYLENE CHLORIDE. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/028 (NTIS PB86134392).

Additional Information

See also PB85-191559, PB86-134384 and PB86-134400. repared in cooperation with Syracuse Research Corp., NY.