||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 5. health effects of mercury and mercury compounds.
Hassett-Sipple, B. ;
Swartout, J. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury--Toxicology--United States. ;
Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States.
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
Dose-response relationships ;
Mercury compounds ;
Environmental exposure ;
Health effects ;
Public health ;
Risk assessment ;
Biological effects ;
Biological monitoring ;
Fetal development ;
Child development disorders ;
Maternal-fetal exchange ;
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||366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume summarizes the available information on human health effects and animal data for hazard identification and dose-response assessment for three forms of mercury: elemental mercury, mercury chloride (inorganic mercury), and methylmercury (organic mercury). Effects are summarized by endpoint. The risk assessment evaluates carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, developmental toxicity and general systemic toxicity of these chemical species of mercury. Toxicokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion) are described for each of the three mercury species. Reference doses are calculated for inorganic and methylmercury; a reference concentrations for inhaled elemental mercury is provided. A quantitative analysis of factors contributing to variability and uncertainty in the methylmercury RfD is provided in an appendix. Interactions and sensitive populations are described. the draft volume assesses ongoing research and research needs to reduce uncertainty surrounding adverse human health consequences of methylmercury exposure.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "December 1997." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-007"--Cover, v. 5. Microfiche.
v. I. Executive summary -- v. II. An inventory of anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. III. Fate and transport of mercury in the environment -- v. IV. An assessment of exposure to mercury in the United States -- v. V. Health effects of mercury and mercury compounds -- v. VI. An ecological assessment for anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. VII. Characterization of human health and wildlife risks from mercury exposure in the United States -- v. VIII. An evaluation of mercury control technologies and costs.