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Main Title Methods for assessing exposure to chemical substances : volume 4: methods for enumerating and characterizing populations exposed to chemical substances /
Author Dixon, Douglas A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dixon, Douglas A.
Callahan, Michael A.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 560/5-85-004; PB86107042
Stock Number PB86-107042
OCLC Number 52418807
Subjects Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Chemical compounds ; Exposure ; Risk ; Assessments ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Ecology ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Food analysis ; Populations ; Humans ; Exhaust emissions ; Materials tests ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Microorganisms ; Potable water ; Health risks ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health ; Occupational safety and health ; Path of pollutants ; Land pollution
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 560/5-85-004 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/20/2003
EKBD  EPA-560/5-85-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ESAD  EPA 560-5-85-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB86-107042 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 286 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report, one of a series of reports concerning exposure assessment, describes methods for estimating the sizes of populations potentially exposed to chemical substances. Five categories of exposed populations are covered: (1) populations exposed to chemicals in the ambient environment, (2) workers, (3) populations exposed through ingestion of chemicals in food, (4) users of consumer products, and (5) populations exposed through ingesting chemicals in drinking water. The report contains general data on populations from governmental agencies such as the U.S. Bureau of Census, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and EPA's Office of Drinking Water. It also contains step-by-step methods for locating and using data to enumerate each subpopulation identified as potentially exposed to toxic chemicals. Appendix A contains sample calculations illustrating the methods presented in the text. Appendix B is OSHA's Industry-Occupation (I-O) Matrix, described in Section 3 of the report.
Project Officer: Michael A. Callahan. Vesar, Inc. "July 1985." "EPA 560/5-85-004." "Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Washington, D.C. 20460." Includes bibliographical references.