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Main Title Health advisory for 2,4- and 2,6-dinitrotoluene (DNT) /
Author Brower, Margaret E. ; Roberts, W. C. ; Hartley, W. R.
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Roberts, Welford C.
Hartley, William R.
CORP Author Dynamac Corp., Rockville, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Health and Ecological Criteria Div.;Army Medical Research and Development Command, Fort Detrick, MD.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-03-3417 ; EPA 820-R-92-002
Stock Number PB92-189315
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination--Health aspects ; Dinitrotoluenes--Health aspects
Additional Subjects Dinitrotoluene ; Potable water ; Water quality ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxicology ; Risk assessment ; Exposure ; Environmental effects ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Carcinogenicity tests ; Mutagenicity tests ; Chemical analysis ; Water treatment ; Pharmacokinetics ; Health hazards ; CAS 121-14-2 ; CAS 606-20-2
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NTIS  PB92-189315 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
The Health Advisory (HA) provides information on the health effects, analytical methodology and treatment technology that would be useful in dealing with 2,4- and 2,6-Dinitrotoluene contamination of drinking water. The Dinitrotoluenes are classified as Group B2, probable human carcinogens, with a potency factor of 0.68/mg/kg/day. A .000001 estimated cancer risk is associated with DNT concentrations in drinking water of 0.05 microgram/L. Health Advisories describe nonregulatory concentrations of drinking water contaminants at which adverse health effects would not be anticipated to occur over specific exposure durations. The HAs, developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water (OW), are not legally enforceable Federal standards and are subject to change as new information becomes available. Health Advisories are developed for One-day, Ten-day, Longer-term and Lifetime exposures based on data describing noncarcinogenic end points of toxicity. For those substances that are known or probable human carcinogens, according to the EPA classification scheme, Lifetime HAs are not recommended. The chemical concentration values for carcinogens are correlated with carcinogenic risk estimates by employing a cancer potency (unit risk).
"D-316"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.