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Main Title Dioxin transport from contaminated sites to exposure locations : a methodology for calculating conversion factors /
Author Dawson, Gaynor W. ; Meuser, J. M. ; Lilga, M. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Meuser, Jill M.
Lilga, Mary C.
CORP Author Battelle Project Management Div., Richland, WA. Office of Hazardous Waste Management.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 600/8-85/012; B556-21101; EPA-68-01-6861; PB85214310
Stock Number PB85-214310
OCLC Number 44265619
Subjects Dioxins--Transport ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Chemical analysis ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Environmental surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Assessments ; Transport properties ; Sites ; Exposure ; Sources ; Sampling ; Risk ; State government ; Concentration(Composition) ; Food analysis ; Sediments ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Ecology ; Dioxin(Herbicides) ; Environmental health ; Path of pollutants ; Land pollution ; Procedures ; Dibenzodioxin/tetrachloro ; CAS 1746-01-6
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EJED  EPA 600-8-85-012 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/22/2002
NTIS  PB85-214310 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 80 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Procedures have been developed by the US EPA for estimating the risk associated with exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin). Concentrations of dioxin at the contaminant source are usually known, but exposure may occur at locations away from the source where concentrations are usually unknown. As a result, a need was identified for estimating dioxin concentrations away from the source. The report discusses the transport of dioxin from a source and presents methods for estimating dioxin concentrations at potential points of exposure away from a source. The transport pathways that were considered to be important were volatilization, suspension and deposition of windblown particles, overland sediment runoff, and in-stream sediment transport. Concentrations at locations away from a source can be estimated using conversion factors for air, soil, and sediment. Concentrations in these media at potential points of exposure can be estimated using the source concentration and factors that describe the physical characteristics of the source and the transport pathways. Because ingestion of contaminated foodstuffs will result in exposure to dioxin, an example is provided for estimating the amount of dioxin in beef. Missouri beef distribution patterns and a market dilution concept were used to estimate potential chronic exposure to contaminated beef products within the state.
"EPA/600/8-85/012". EPA contract no. 68-01-6861; EPA project officer: John Schaum. References: p. 67.