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RECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 6
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Estimation of Multimedia Exposures Related to Hazardous Waste Facilities.|
|Author||Hwang, S. T. ; Falco, J. W. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Wastes ; Pollution ; Exposure ; Public health ; Contamination ; Soils ; Waste disposal ; Waste treatment ; Storage ; Hazardous wastes ; Soil contamination ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Path of pollutants ; Hazardous materials spills|
Soil contamination often results from improper land disposal, storage, treatment, and spills of hazardous waste in liquid or solid form. In order to properly address the levels of pollutants up to which contaminated soil needs to be cleaned, it is necessary to estimate the magnitude of human exposure for each likely exposure pathway. The procedure developed for estimating the level of pollutant cleanup from soil relates to (1) identification of exposure pathways, (2) exposure assessment to estimate pollutant intakes by humans from each pathway, and (3) the use of health effects data to estimate the acceptable exposure levels.