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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of the potential carcinogenicity of benzo(b)fluoranthene (00205-99-2) /|
|CORP Author||Syracuse Research Corp., NY. ;Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ;|
|Report Number||EPA/600/8-91/073; EPA-68-03-3112; EPA-68-03-3182; OHEA-C-073-031|
|Subjects||Aromatic compounds--Carcinogenicity. ; Benzo(b)fluoranthene--Carcinogenicity.|
|Additional Subjects||Toxicity ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Exposure ; Neoplasms ; Hazardous materials ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Fluoranthene/benzo(B) ; Carcinogenicity ; Dose-response relationships ; CAS Registry No: 00205-99-2|
|Collation||20 pages ; 28 cm|
Benzo(b)fluoranthene is a probable human carcinogen, classified as weight-of-evidence Group B2 under the EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment. Evidence on potential carcinogenicity from animal studies is 'Sufficient', and the evidence from human studies is 'No Data'. The potency factor (F) for benzo(b)fluoranthene is calculated using the potency factor estimate for benzo(a)pyrene of 248 (mg/kg/day)(-1) as a reference, placing benzo(b)fluoranthene in potency group 1 according to the CAG's methodology for evaluating potential carcinogens. Combining the weight-of-evidence group and the potency group, benzo(b)fluoranthene is assigned a 'HIGH' hazard ranking.
Cover title. "June 1988." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.