||An exposure and risk assessment for copper : final draft report /
Perwak, J. ;
Bysshe, S. ;
Goyer, M. ;
Nelken, L. ;
||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Regulations and Standards.
|| Monitoring and Data Support Division, Office of Water Regulations and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA-440/4-81-015; EPA-68-01-3857; PB85211985
Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects. ;
Copper--Environmental aspects. ;
Water quality. ;
Hazardous materials ;
Industrial hygiene ;
Environmental surveys ;
Public health ;
Water pollution ;
Food analysis ;
Air pollution ;
Surface waters ;
Potable water ;
Laboratory animals ;
Water pollution effects(Humans) ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Toxic substances ;
Environmental health ;
Heavy metals ;
Path of pollutants ;
Water pollution effects(Animals)
||Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD
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||xii, 169 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
This report assesses the risk of exposure to copper. This study is part of a program to identify the sources of and evaluate exposure to 129 priority pollutants. The analysis is based on available information from government, industry, and technical publications assembled in September 1980. The assessment includes an identification of releases to the environment during production, use, or disposal of the substance. In addition, the fate of copper in the environment is considered; ambient levels to which various populations of humans and aquatic life are exposed are reported. Exposure levels are estimated and available data on toxicity are presented and interpreted. Information concerning all of these topics is combined in an assessment of the risks of exposure to copper for various subpopulations.
Includes bibliographical references. "September 1980." "EPA Contract 68-01-3857." "Contractor's final draft report."