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Main Title Hazard ranking system issue analysis : potential human food chain exposure /
Author Wang, Ming P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wolfinger, Thomas F.
Saari, Sharon.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher MITRE Corp.,
Year Published 1987
Report Number MTR-86W142; EPA 540-R-87-015
OCLC Number 17660177
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Bioaccumulation. ; Food--Safety measures--Risk assessment.
Additional Subjects Hazardous waste
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD811.5.H191 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/01/1988
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-R-87-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/13/2013
EJBD  EPA 540-R-87-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/30/2014
EKBD  MITRE-86W142 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
EMBD  MTR-86W142 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/15/1994
ENAM  TD193.5.W36 1987 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 12/06/1996
ERAM  TD193.5.W36 1987 HWC Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/01/1988
ESAD  EPA 0197 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 149 p. : chart ; 28 cm.
"November 1987"--T.p. "MTR-86W142"--T.p. "Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"--T.p. "Contract no.: EPA 68-01-7054"--T.p. EPA 540-R-87-015, per NSCEP's publication title list. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
This report examines the feasibility of incorporating factors into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hazard Ranking System (HRS) that reflect the potential risks posed to humans by food chain contamination arising from releases from uncontrolled waste sites. The literature on contaminant migration through the human food chain was reviewed. Significant gaps in scientific knowledge were identified in the terrestrial component of the human food chain. The aquatic component is better understood at this time. Five systems other than the HRS were examined to determine if any methods developed by others could be adapted. Several options for incorporating aquatic food chain assessment factors into the HRS are presented. Deficiencies in empirical data and limitations in knowledge of the terrestrial food chain preclude the development of the options for the terrestrial food chain. Important factors that should be incorporated into a future terrestrial food chain factor are discussed.