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Main Title Systems for rapid ranking of environmental pollutants /
Author Brown, Stephen L., ; Holt, Buford R. ; McCaleb., Kirtland E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Holt, Buford R.,
McCaleb, Kirtland E.,
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Health and Ecological Effects.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological Effects,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-012; EPA-68-01-2940
Stock Number PB-284 338
OCLC Number 04263451
Subjects Poisons ; Toxicology ; Pollution ; chemical pollution ; Pollution--Environmental aspects ; Chemicals--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Ranking ; Forecasting ; Data acquisition ; Assessments ; Public health ; Transport properties ; Toxicology ; Transformations ; Cyanides ; Beryllium ; Carbon disulfide ; Information systems ; Toxic substances ; Chemical compounds ; Scientific and Technical Assessment Reports
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/5-78-012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/02/2003
ELBD  EPA 600-5-78-012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
NTIS  PB-284 338 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This document reports the results of the development and testing of a system for rapidly ranking environmental pollutants. One potential use for the system is in choosing the most important candidates for Scientific and Technical Assessment Reports (STAR). Of several possible approaches to ranking environmental agents, a system depending on expert opinion but assisted by an objective subsystem was selected for development. The system defines procedures for collecting, processing, and evaluating data on production and use; environmental transport, transformation, and rate; and human health and welfare and ecological effects. A test of the objective subsystem confirmed the utility of the system. Of ten candidate agents, the three highest ranked were cyanides, carbon disulfide, and beryllium.
"June, 1978." "EPA Contract No. 68-01-2940, Task 015, 023." "Technical Monitor Alan P. Carlin." Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293).