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Main Title Methods for assessing exposure to chemical substances. : Methods for assessing exposure from disposal of chemical substances /
Author Adkins, Leslie Coleman. ; Nacht, S. H. ; Doria, J. J. ; Christopher, M. T.
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Author Title of a Work
Nacht, S. H.
Doria, J. J.
Christopher, M. T.
Callahan, Michael A.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/560/5-85/003; EPA-68-01-6271
Stock Number PB86-107059
Subjects Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Chemical compounds ; Exposure ; Risk ; Assessments ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Incinerators ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Ecology ; Humans ; Exhaust emissions ; Materials tests ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Microorganisms ; Health risks ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health ; Occupational safety and health ; Path of pollutants ; Land pollution ; Land treatment ; Municipal wastes ; Sludge treatment ; Surface impoundments
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NTIS  PB86-107059 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 393 pages ; 28 cm
The report, which is part of a series of volumes on exposure assessment, presents methods for estimating environmental releases of chemical substances from disposal sites. These release estimates must be used in conjunction with procedures given in Volume 2 (ambient exposure category) and Volume 5 (drinking water exposure category) in order to complete the exposure assessment. A five-stage methodological framework outlines the major steps that must be taken in order to estimate releases from disposal by landfilling, land treatment, surface impoundment, municipal wastewater treatment, incineration, and deep-well injection. The methods are applicable to chemical substances in all of the following waste categories: municipal solid waste, industrial solid waste (hazardous and nonhazardous), municipal wastewater, wastewater treatment sludges, and incinerator residues. The report provides guidance on information resources useful in completing each step and also discusses data gaps and limitations in predictive capability. Sample data and summaries of information resources are included in appendices.
"Project officer, Michael A. Callahan." "July 1985." "EPA 560/5-85-003." "EPA contract no. 68-02-3968." Microfiche.