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Main Title An exploratory study : assessment of modeled dioxin exposure in ceramic art studios.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schaum, John.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/044F
Stock Number PB2009-102904
OCLC Number 299556781
Subjects Dioxins--Toxicology. ; Artists' studios--Health aspects. ; Ceramic industries--Health aspects. ; Ceramics--adverse effects. ; Dioxin--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Ceramic art studios ; Dioxin exposures ; Artists/hobbyists ; Ball clay ; Pottery ; Dermal ; Measurements
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EHBD  EPA/600/R-06/044F CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 07/27/2009
EIAD  EPA/600/R-06/044F Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/07/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-06-044F Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/16/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-R-06-044F Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/14/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/R-06-044F Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/06/2009
EMAD  EPA/600/R-06/044F Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 07/27/2010
EMBD  EPA/600/R-06/044F NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/14/2010
ERAD  EPA/600/R-06-044F Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/23/2009
ESAD  EPA 600-R-06-044F Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/09/2009
NTIS  PB2009-102904 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/28/2010
Collation [154] p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this report is to describe an exploratory investigation of potential dioxin exposures to artists/hobbyists who use ball clay to make pottery and related products. Dermal, inhalation and ingestion exposures to clay were measured at the ceramics art department of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The measurements were made in two separate studies: one in April 2003 and one in July 2004. This assessment combines the results of these two studies. Estimates of exposure were made based on measured levels of clay in the studio air, deposited on media representing food and on the skin of artists. Dioxin levels in the clay were based on levels reported in the literature for commercial ball clays commonly used by ceramic artists. Hypothetical dioxin dose estimates were calculated for each subject assuming that all used a 20% ball clay blend with 162 pg TEQ/g. The single-day total doses across the 10 subjects ranged from 0.32 to 7.1 pg TEQ/d, with an average of 1.44 pg TEQ/d (SD = 2.0). The dermal pathway was the major contributor to total dose, exceeding 67% for all subjects. A Monte Carlo simulation was conducted to explore how doses could vary in a broad population of artists. This simulation suggested a mean total dose of 6.4 pg TEQ/d (SD = 8.4), median of 3.5 pg TEQ/d, and 90th percentile of 14.8 pg TEQ/d.
"EPA/600/R-06/044F"--T.p. "September 2008"--T.p. Principal author, John Schaum ... Project Manager"--p. x. "National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"--p. x. Includes bibliographical references.