Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Pyrene

The report was prepared to support listings of hazardous constituents of a wide range of waste streams and to provide health-related limits for emergency actions. Published literature and information obtained from EPA program office files were evaluated as they pertained to potential human health, aquatic life and environmental effects of hazardous waste constituents. Quantitative estimates have been presented, provided sufficient data are available. Existing data are insufficient to determine a Reference Dose or a carcinogenic potency factor for pyrene. Data to determine the Reportable Quantity value, based on chronic toxicity, are insufficient.


U.S. EPA. Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Pyrene. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/X-87/393 (NTIS PB89119903), 1987.