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Main Title Methods for assessing exposure to chemical substances : volume 5: methods for assessing exposure to chemical substances in drinking water /
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 Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 560/5-85-005
Stock Number PB86-132156
OCLC Number 52418792
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Potable water ; Chemical compounds ; Exposure ; Risk ; Assessments ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Ecology ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Ecology ; Humans ; Exhaust emissions ; Materials tests ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Microorganisms ; Health risks ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health ; Occupational safety and health ; Path of pollutants ; Land pollution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 560/5-85-005 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/20/2003
EKBD  EPA-560/5-85-005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 560-5-85-005 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 560-5-85-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB86-132156 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 147 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report, one of a series of reports concerning exposure assessment, describes methods for estimating exposure to chemical substances via drinking water. The report is organized to reflect the framework or flow of required information. Section 2 provides an overview of drinking water systems and the pathways of exposure to chemical substances in drinking water, from the source of the substance through the treatment and distribution systems to the consuming population. Section 3 catalogues and discusses the various data bases and information sources that aid in the identification of contaminated drinking water supplies. Section 4 presents and discusses methods and simulation models that can be used to estimate the concentration of chemical substances in both surface and ground water. Section 5 discusses drinking water treatment systems and processes, the effect the systems and processes have on different types of chemical substances, and how the information can be used to predict the concentration of a chemical substance in finished drinking water. Section 6 briefly discusses the enumeration and characterization of exposed populations; detailed information on the subject is provided in Volume 4 of the series. Finally, Section 7 discusses the procedures for calculating exposure as a result of contact with contaminated drinking water.
Project Officer: Michael A. Callahan. Vesar, Inc. "August 1985." "EPA 560/5-85-005." "Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Washington, D.C. 20460." Includes bibliographical references.