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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Exposure factors handbook : project summary /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schaum, John,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-S8-89-043
OCLC Number 21767207
Subjects Hazardous substances--Risk assessment--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S8-89-043 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/08/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S8-89-043 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/10/2018
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm.
Caption title. At head of title: Project Summary. "EPA/600-S8-89-043." "Apr. 1990." "Office of Health and Environmental Assessment."
Contents Notes
This document provides a summary of the available data on various factors used in assessing human exposure including drinking water consumption, consumption rates of broad classes of food including fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy products, and fish; soil ingestion; inhalation rate; skin area; lifetime; activity patterns; and body weight. Additionally, a number of specific exposure scenarios are identified with recommendations for default values to use when site-specific data are not available. The basic equations using these parameters to calculate exposure levels are also presented for each scenario. Default values are presented as rays from typical to reasonable worst case and as frequency distributions where appropriate data were available. Finally, procedures for assessing the uncertainties in exposure assessments are also presented with illustrative examples. These procedures include qualitative and quantitative methods such as Monte Carlo and sensitivity analysis.