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Main Title Pre-screening for environmental hazards : a system for selecting and prioritizing chemicals /
Author Venezian, Emilio C.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Arthur D. Little,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/560-1-77-002; ADL-78486-1; EPA-68-01-3208
Stock Number PB-267 093
OCLC Number 05577604
Subjects Chemistry Techniques, Analytical ; Environmental Pollutants--toxicity ; Chemistry, Analytical
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Ranking ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Decomposition reactions ; Toxicity ; Numerical analyses ; Soils ; Surface waters ; Reaction kinetics ; Transport properties ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Tables(Data) ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Chemicals ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxic substances
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-1-77-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2011
EJED  EPA 560-1-77-002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/02/2017
EKBD  EPA-560/1-77-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/23/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 560-1-77-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/14/2015
NTIS  PB-267 093 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, [117] pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 29 cm.
A number of alternatives for pre-screening chemicals for their potential to inflict environmental hazards were considered. A system design concept which takes into account both the toxicity of the chemical and the eventual levels which it can be expected to reach in the environment was selected for further analysis. Although neither toxicity nor eventual levels can be predicted with great accuracy, the accuracy attainable by simple methods appeared adequate for selecting and prioritizing chemicals for additional investigation. A specific design which relies on data which is usually available was developed to the point of testing the feasibility of collecting the necessary data and performing the required computations on five chemicals.
Prepared for the Office of Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency. "EPA/560-1-77-002." "April 1977."