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RECORD NUMBER: 2 OF 3
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Arsenic in drinking water /|
|CORP Author||National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Arsenic in Drinking Water.|
|Publisher||National Academy Press,|
|Subjects||Drinking water--Contamination--United States. ; Drinking water--Arsenic content. ; Arsenic--Toxicology--United States. ; Arsenic--Environmental aspects. ; Arsenic--adverse effects. ; Water Supply--analysis. ; Water Pollution, Chemical--adverse effects. ; Water Supply--standards. ; Arsenic--adverse effects--United States ; Water Supply--analysis--United States ; Water Pollution, Chemical--adverse effects--United States ; Water Supply--standards--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Drinking water ; Arsenic ; Health effects ; Risk assessment ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Food ; Urinalysis ; Blood chemical analysis ; Hair ; Arsenic compounds ; Nails ; Public health ; Toxicity ; Biological availability ; Dose-response relationship ; Biological markers ; Sensitivity ; Health hazards ; Toxicokinetics ; Maximum contaminant level ; National Primary Drinking Water Regulations|
|Collation||332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
In 1966, EPA's Office of Water requested that the National Research Council (NRC) independently review the arsenic toxicity data base and evaluate the scientific validity of EPA's 1988 risk assessment for arsenic in drinking water. The subcommittee was charged with the following tasks: (1) review EPA's characterization of human health risks from ingestion of arsenic compounds found in food and drinking water and the uncertainties associated with that characterization; (2) review available data on cancer and noncancer health effects from exposure to arsenic compounds in drinking water and the implications of these effects on the assessment of the human health risks from arsenic exposure; (3) review data on the toxicokinetics, metabolism, and mechanism or mode of action of arsenic and ascertain how these data could assist in assessing human health risks from drinking-water exposures; and (4) identify research priorities to fill data gaps.
Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.