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Main Title Toxicological Data on Selected Hazardous Chemicals and Possible Extrapolation to Man.
Author Bull, R. J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/261;
Stock Number PB85-121002
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Hazardous materials ; Chemical compounds ; Potable water ; Water treatment ; Carcinogens ; Byproducts ; Water storage ; Extrapolation ; Water pollution ; Water distribution ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Chloroform ; Ethylene/dichloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Water pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-121002 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 63p
The experimental evidence that chemicals commonly found in drinking water possess carcinogenic properties is reviewed. Three types of sources for chemicals in drinking water are examined; those which are contaminants of drinking water sources, those that arise as by-products of drinking water treatment, and those that arise in the distribution of drinking water. The evidence for carcinogenicity of chemicals that has been obtained from studies employing vegetable oil gavage for carbon tetrachloride, dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and chloroform is critically examined. New evidence for the carcinogenicity of acrylamide is reviewed and compared to earlier evidence for epichlorohydrin carcinogenicity. Finally, the relative carcinogenic activity associated with coal tar- versus asphaltic-based paints used in water storage and distribution systems are compared.