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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Drinking Water and Health. Volume 6.
Author Thomas, R. D. ;
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-01-6371;
Stock Number PB92-223130
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxicology ; Risk assessment ; Neoplasms ; Epidemiology ; Mathematical models ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Teratognic compounds ; Nervous system ; Carcinogenesis ; Dose-response relationships ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-223130 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 489p
The volume reviews the state of the art in the developing field of risk assessment and provides some risk assessment for drinking water exposure to 14 compounds of interest to the EPA as the agency develops its regulatory program. Reflecting the tendency of past toxicological studies to focus on cancer as the main health effect of concern, most of the risk assessments in the report were estimated for carcinogenicity. Wherever data were adequate, however, the committee also developed risk assessments for noncancer end points. The report assesses methods for using epidemiological data in conducting risk assessments and methods for extrapolating results of laboratory animal inhalation studies to estimate human risk from ingestion. The reports describes mathematical modeling approaches currently available or under development of the assessment of noncancer risks.