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Main Title Methodology for assessing health risks associated with multiple pathways of exposure to combustor emissions.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/R-98/137
Stock Number PB2001-100347
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration ; Hazardous wastes--Toxicology ; Hazardous substances--Risk assessment ; Refuse as fuel ; Environmental health ; Combustion
Additional Subjects Emissions ; Risk assessments ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Skin effect ; Water concentration ; Soil concentration ; Stack emission ; Incinerators ; Exposures ; Humans ; Toxicity ; Food chains ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Combustor emissions ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Dust resuspension
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NTIS  PB2001-100347 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 590 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) has prepared this methodology in response to the 1993 Combustion Strategy for Hazardous Waste Incinerators released by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among other mandates regarding the regulation of this industrial sector, the strategy involved the requirement of EPA, or the regulated community, or both to conduct indirect exposure assessments to evaluate the impact of stack emissions. Although this mandate was specific to hazardous waste incinerators, the importance of the indirect pathways has extended to all combustors. The available methodologies at that time to conduct an indirect risk assessment were a 1990 document titled, 'Methodology for Assessing Health Risks Associated with Indirect Exposure to Combustor Emissions' (IEM) and the 1992 NCEA dioxin exposure reassessment to the Administrator's strategy, a workgroup composed of Office of Research and Development (ORD), Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and others, convened. The result of this workgroup was an 'Addendum' document to the 1990 Indirect Exposure document released in November of 1993. This 1993 document described updates and other changes to the 1990 document; these two documents, together with other relevant information such as that from the dioxin exposure document and the Exposure Factors Handbook, provided guidance on conducting indirect risk assessments. The Purpose of this document is to update the 1990 IEM. Most of the revisions provided in this document are based on EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Public comments to the 1993 Addendum. Earlier versions of this document have undergone internal Agency and external peer review.
"EPA/600/R-98/137." "Update to EPA/600/6-90/003 Methodology for Assessing Health Risks Associated With Indirect Exposure to Combustor Emissions. Microfiche.