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Main Title Introductory Remarks: Session on Genetic Factors Affecting Pollutant Toxicity.
Author Gardner, Donald E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Statistics and Data Management Office.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-090;
Stock Number PB80-194616
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Genetics ; Reprints ; Synergism ; Toxic substances ; Environmental factors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-194616 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Occupational and environmental toxicologists are faced with the responsibility of providing sound scientific data that can be used to ensure individuals that they can conduct their daily activities without undergoing any undue risk which might potentiate the development of disease. With the majority of chemicals in the environment, it has been generally assumed that there is some safe level of exposure that is of no threat to human health. To be able to predict the absolute safe level is the sought after goal; however, the possibility of achieving this level of precision is remote, and in fact no chemical is absolutely safe. Thus, it becomes vitally important to carefully define the population at risk, the mode of exposure, and the lowest concentration that will cause an adverse health effect.