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Main Title Exposure assessment for hexachlorobenzene : final report /
Author Carpenter, C. ; Schweer, G. ; Stinnett, G. ; Gabel, N.
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Author Title of a Work
Carpenter, Clay.
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 1986
Report Number 68-02-3968;EPA 560/5-86-019; EPA-68-02-3968
Stock Number PB87-120614
OCLC Number 23233835
Subjects Hexachlorobenzene--Toxicology ; Organochlorine compounds--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Humans ; Exposure ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Assessments ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Land pollution ; Pesticides ; Bioaccumulation ; Concentration(Composition) ; Toxic substances ; Benzene ; Environmental monitoring ; Environmental health ; Environmental transport ; Environmental fate ; Ingestion ; CAS 118-74-1
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-86-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB87-120614 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxiv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report analyzes the exposure of the human population to hexachlorobenzene (HCB), a fully chlorinated, six-membered aromatic carbon compound that has been used as a pesticide and is also present as a contaminant in other agriculturally dispersed organochlorine compounds. HCB also has been used, in the past, in several manufacturing processes not related directly to agriculture. It has been detected in nearly all human fat samples monitored in the U.S.A. Section 2 of the report lists the chemical and physical properties of HCB. Section 3 presents a source assessment, which contains estimates on HCB releases to the environment. Section 4 provides information of the environmental fate of HCB in air, water, and soil, along with a discussion of the bioaccumulation of HCB in plants and animals. A discussion of the available monitoring data is included in Section 5. Section 6 presents the modeling results of the estimated HCB concentrations in air near incinerators that may release HCB and in air and ground water near model landfills that contain HCB. Several exposure scenarios are presented in Section 7. Finally, conclusions and hypotheses are provided in Section 8.
"EPA Contract No. 68-02-3968." "September 1986." "EPA 560/5-86-019." Prepared by Versar Inc. of Springfield, Va.