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Main Title Provisional guidance for quantitative risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Author Schoeny, R. ; Poirier, K.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/089; ECAO-CIN-842
Stock Number PB94-116571
OCLC Number 52768759
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ; Health risk assessment. ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Carcinogenicity.
Additional Subjects Water pollution effects ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Toxicity ; Industrial medicine ; Air pollution ; Mutagens ; Combustion products ; Exposure ; Humans ; Dosage ; Carcinogens ; Inhalation ; Biological effects ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Risk assessment,Smoke ; Incinerators ; USEPA ; Evaluation ; Oral exposure
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NTIS  PB94-116571 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 20 pages ; 28 cm
PAHs are products of incomplete combustion of organic materials; sources are, thus, widespread including cigarette smoke, municipal waste incineration, wood stove emissions, coal conversion, energy production form fossil fuels, and automobile and diesel exhaust. As PAHs are common environmental contaminants, it is important that EPA have a scientifically justified, consistent approach to the evaluation of human health risk from exposure to these compounds. For the majority of PAHs classified as B2, probable human carcinogen, data are insufficient for calculation of an inhalation or drinking water unit risk. Benzo(a)pyrene (BAP) is the most completely studied of the PAHs, and data, while problematic, are sufficient for calculation of quantitative estimates of carcinogenic potency. Toxicity Equivalency Factors (TEF) have been used by U.S. EPA on an interim basis for risk assessment of chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans. Data for PAHs do not meet all criteria for use of TEF. The document presents a somewhat different approach to quantitative estimation for PAHs using weighted potential potencies.
Shipping list no.: 93-0671-P. "July 1993." Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-20). "EPA/600/R-93/089." Microfiche.