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Main Title Guidelines for Developing Community Emergency Exposure Levels for Hazardous Substances.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Toxicology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.;Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-CR-815682-01-0;
Stock Number PB93-206449
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Inhalation ; Risk management ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Chemical spills ; CEEL(Community emergency exposure levels) ; Carcinogenicity ; Dose-response relationships ; Reference values
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-206449 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 125p
Massive amounts of extremely hazardous substances (EHSs) can be released accidentally as a result of chemical spills, industrial explosions, fires, or accidents involving railroad cars and trucks transporting EHSs. The people in communities surrounding industrial facilities where EHSs are manufactured, used, or stored, and in communities along the nation's railways and highways are potentially at risk of being exposed to airborne EHSs during accidental releases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified 366 EHSs based on acute lethality data in rodents. The report addresses risk assessment of short-term exposures to high levels of chemical toxicants. It describes the criteria and methods for developing community emergency exposure levels for EHSs for use by many organizations, including EPA, the ATSDR, state and local governments, and chemical industries.