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Main Title Exposure factors handbook /
Author Konz, J. J. ; Lisi, K. ; Friebele, E. ; Dixon, D. A.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/8-89/043; EPA-68-02-4254; OHEA-E-286
Stock Number PB90-106774
OCLC Number 20380383
Subjects Hazardous substances--Risk assessment--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Environmental Exposure--Handbooks
Additional Subjects Humans ; Exposure ; Drinking water ; Food ; Handbooks ; Fruits ; Vegetables ; Beef ; Dairy products ; Fishes ; Seafood ; Food consumption ; Water consumption ; Soils ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Respiration ; Body weight ; Equations ; Assessments ; Monte Carlo method ; Risk ; Chemicals
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA-600/8-89/043 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/06/1989
EKBD  EPA/600/8-89/043 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/06/1989
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-89-043 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB90-106774 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : figures, tables ; 28 cm
The document provides a summary of the available data on various factors used in assessing human exposure including drinking water consumption, consumption rates of broad classes of food including fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy products, and fish; soil ingestion; inhalation rate; skin area; lifetime; activity patterns; and body weight. Additionally, a number of specific exposure scenarios are identified with recommendations for default values to use when site-specific data are not available. The basic equations using these parameters to calculate exposure levels are also presented for each scenario. Default values are presented as ranges from typical to reasonable worst case and as frequency distributions where appropriate data were available. Finally, procedures for assessing the uncertainties in exposure assessments are also presented with illustrative examples. These procedures include qualitative and quantitative methods such as Monte Carlo and sensitivity analysis.
Shipping list no.: 89-516-P. "July 1989." Includes bibliographical references.