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Main Title Methods for assessing exposure to chemical substances : volume 6: methods for assessing occupational exposure to chemical substances /
Author Schultz, H. Lee.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schultz, H. Lee.
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 560/5-85-006
Stock Number PB86-157211
OCLC Number 52418768
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Chemical compounds ; Exposure ; Risk ; Assessments ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Ecology ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Ecology ; Humans ; Exhaust emissions ; Materials tests ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Microorganisms ; Tables(Data) ; 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 560/5-85-006 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/20/2003
EKBD  EPA-560/5-85-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ESAD  EPA 560-5-85-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB86-157211 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 383 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report, one of a series of reports concerning exposure assessment, describes methods and catalogs informations sources for estimating exposure to chemical substances in the occupational environment. The report provides specific guidance for conducting the various component analyses of an occupational exposure assessment. It details approaches used to identify chemical manufacturing, processing, and use locations, and for determining the chemical processes used. The types of monitoring data useful in occupational exposure assessments are addressed, as are relevant QA/QC considerations. The mass balance approach to estimating workplace contaminant concentrations in the absence of pertinent monitoring data is detailed, as are methods for evaluating contaminant transport and transformation in the workplace, and attendant worker exposure pathways. Procedures for identifying, characterizing, and enumerating exposed worker populations are outlined, and methods are provided for calculating the level of exposure experienced by each population. The report concludes by providing two appendices. The first details the exposure potential associated with a number of major industrial processes, while the second identifies a large number of information sources useful in conducting occupational exposure assessments.
Project Officer: Michael A. Callahan. Vesar, Inc. "August 1985." "EPA 560/5-85-006." "Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Washington, D.C. 20460." Includes bibliographical references.