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Main Title Water-borne routes of human exposure through food and drinking water /
Author Perwak, Joanne. ; Adamson, F. ; Gilbert, D. ; Scow, K. ; Wallace, D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Perwak, Joanne.
Adamson, Francis.
Gilbert, Diane.
Scow, Kate.
Wallace, Douglas.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Monitoring and Data Support Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Regulations and Standards,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 440-4-85-022; EPA 68-01-3857; EPA 68-01-5949; PB85222834
Stock Number PB85-222834
OCLC Number 40248011
Subjects Environmental toxicology ; Environmental health ; Absorption (Physiology) ; Pollution--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Food ; Water supply ; Water pollution ; Humans ; Identifying ; Food contamination ; Exposure ; Risk ; Organic compounds ; Poultry ; Farm crops ; Livestock ; Fishes ; Food processing ; Irrigation ; Aquatic animals ; Drinking water ; Water borne diseases
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 440-4-85-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/12/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 440-4-85-022 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 440/4-85-022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/10/2012
ESAD  EPA 440-4-85-022 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB85-222834 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 29 cm
The report discusses methods for identifying and quantifying water-borne routes of contamination of human food and drinking water. The work was performed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a program to assess exposure/risk of 65 classes of chemicals (129 'priority pollutants') in the water environment. It is intended as a first step in developing methods for estimating levels of contaminants in food and drinking water resulting from water-borne routes of migration. Points of water contact with food in growth stages, processing, and preparation are identified. A simplified methodology is presented for evaluating pollutant intakes during the growth phase of crops, livestock, poultry, and fish, and information is presented on water use in food processing and home preparation. The routes of contamination of drinking water during treatment and distribution are identified.
"EPA 440-4-85-022." "December 1981 (Revised April 1983)." EPA contracts 68-01-3857; 68-01-5949. EPA project officer: Michael W. Slimak. Includes bibliographical references (pages 7-1-7-3).