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Main Title Fish Consumption Advisories: Toward a Unified, Scientifically Credible Approach.
Author Dourson, M. L. ; Clark, J. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/484;
Stock Number PB91-191452
Additional Subjects Fishing industry ; Toxicology ; Health hazards ; Food contamination ; Models ; Risk assessment ; Food consumption ; Graphs(Charts) ; Public health ; Toxic substances ; Cancer ; Contaminants ; Criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-191452 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
Collation 19p
A model is proposed for fish consumption advisories based on consensus-derived risk assessment values for common contaminants in fish and the latest risk assessment methods. The model accounts in part for the expected toxicity to mixtures of chemicals, the underlying uncertainties in the health and exposure data, and the amount of contaminated fish consumed. Application of the model to a larger number of chemicals is possible. Noncancer toxicity is used as an example, but this model is applicable for risks from cancer as well. A second related model is proposed that is useful for comparing potential risks among sites (e.g., rivers and lakes). (Copyright (c) 1990 Academy Press, Inc.)