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Main Title Health and Environmental Effects Document for Boron and Boron Compounds.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher Jan 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/015;
Stock Number PB91-233635
Additional Subjects Environmental effects ; Environmental health ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Boron ; Dosage ; Remedial action ; Emergency planning ; Aquatic life ; Inhalation ; Air pollution ; Ecosystems ; Land pollution ; Oral intake ; Boron compounds ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Risk assessment ; Carcinogens ; Potable water ; Exposure ; Public health ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-233635 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 269p
Health and Environmental Effects Documents (HEEDS) are prepared for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). The document series is intended to support listings under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as well as to provide health-related limits and goals for emergency and remedial actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Both published literature and information obtained from Agency Program Office files are evaluated as they pertain to potential human health, aquatic life and environmental effects of hazardous waste constituents. Several quantitative estimates are presented provided sufficient data are available. For systemic toxicants, these include Reference Doses (RfDs) for chronic and subchronic exposures for both the inhalation and oral exposures. In the case of suspected carcinogens, RfDs may not be estimated. Instead, a carcinogenic potency factor, or q(sub 1)*, is provided. These potency estimates are derived for both oral and inhalation exposures where possible. In addition, unit risk estimates for air and drinking water are presented based on inhalation and oral data, respectively. Reportable quantities (RQs) based on both chronic toxicity and carcinogenicity are derived. The RQ is used to determine the quantity of a hazardous substance for which notification is required in the event of a release as specified under CERCLA.