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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Applicability of U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Risk Assessment Guidelines for Chemical Mixtures.|
|Author||Lutkenhoff, S. D. ; Hertzberg, R. C. ; Sonich-Mullin, C. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental health ; Water pollution ; Mixtures ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicity ; Potable water ; Exposure ; Water quality ; Contaminants ; Health effects ; Risk assessment ; Synergism ; Toxic substances|
The U.S. EPA published Guidelines for the health Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures in September, 1986. To facilitate the application of Guidelines procedures the Agency has developed a data base on known toxicological interactions (synergism, etc.). This unique resource allos incorporation of interaction data on a case-by-case basis into mixture risk assessments. Additional technical support information is being compiled, which will provide the scientific basis for the Guidelines procedures. In the present paper, the Guidelines still be summarized and illustrated using an example assessment of contaminated ground water.