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Main Title The Carcinogen Assessment Group's final risk assessment on arsenic /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Albert, Roy E.
Anderson, Elizabeth L.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Carcinogen Assessment Group.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/6-81/002
Stock Number PB81-206013
Subjects Arsenic--toxicity ; Air Pollutants--toxicity ; Lung Neoplasms--chemically induced ; Lung Neoplasms--epidemiology
Additional Subjects Arsenic ; Malignant neoplasms ; Toxicology ; Carcinogens ; Industrial medicine ; Air pollution ; Exposure ; Estimates ; Hazards ; Risk ; Assessments ; Public health ; Occupational diseases ; Mathematical models ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Cancer ; Environmental health ; Health risks ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Carcinogenesis ; NTISEPAORD
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-206013 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
An estimate of the potential cancer hazard to populations exposed to airborne arsenic is given. Data analyzed are from occupational studies, estimates of ambient exposure and the number of cancer cases induced in the general or 'non-industrial' exposed populations. Using a linear model and data from three studies (Pinto et al. (1977), Ott et al. (1974), and Lee and Fraumeni (1969)), it is estimated that the increase in the lung cancer rate per increase of 1 micrograms/cu m of atmospheric arsenic was 9.4%, 17.0% and 3.3% respectively, with a geometric mean of these values calculated to be 8.1%. Using this value and data from a revised 1979 Stanford Research Institute arsenic exposure assessment, lifetime risk of respiratory cancer to those near cotton gins is calculated to be as high as 0.0134 and higher than 0.00001 for about 2.81 million people due to all sources of air arsenic exposure. Total atmospheric arsenic caused deaths due to respiratory cancer is estimated to be within a 95% confidence interval of 19.4 to 1.2 deaths annually.
"May 2, 1981." "EPA 600/6-81-002." Includes bibliographies. Microfiche.