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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Guidance on Cumulative Risk Assessment of Pesticide Chemicals that have a Common Mechanism of Toxicity.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Publisher 14 Jan 2002
Year Published 2002
Stock Number PB2002-103589
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Risk assessments ; Pesticides ; Exposures ; Dose responses ; Routes ; Durations ; Cumulative risk ; Guidance ; Common mechanism group(CMG) ; Comprehensive cumulative risk ; Exposure input parameters ; Conduct characterization ; Common mechanism endpoints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2002-103589 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/23/2002
Collation 94p
In assessing the potential health risks associated with exposure to pesticides, attention has historically focused on single pathways of exposure (e.g., from pesticide residues in food, water, or residential/nonoccupational uses) for individual chemicals, and not on the potential for individuals to be exposed to multiple pesticides by all pathways concurrently. In 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) imposed upon the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) the requirement to consider potential human health risks from all pathways of dietary and nondietary exposures to more than one pesticide acting through a common mechanism of toxicity. This document provides guidance to OPP scientists for evaluating and estimating the potential human risks associated with such multichemical and multipathway exposures to pesticides. This process is referred to as cumulative risk assessment.