Health Assessment Document for Diesel Emissions (SAB Review Draft February 1998)

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Abstract

The US. EPA has prepared a draft assessment of the possible health hazards from human exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions. This 1998 draft assessment is an update of a December 1994 draft assessment that was reviewed in 1995 by the Agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The 1998 assessment focuses on health hazards (hazard identification and dose-response analysis for the purpose of recommending measures of risk/hazard), and also provides background information about diesel engine emissions that is useful for putting the health information into context. EPA risk assessment methods and practices have been followed in identifying possible human chronic health hazards for adverse noncancer effects as well as carcinogenicity hazards. This assessment will undergo a second review by the CASAC in the Spring of 1998 and, following a consideration of comments, a final document will be issued. Notice of the CASAC review will be published in the Federal Register.

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