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Main Title Summary review of the health effects associated with phenol : health issue assessment.
Author Bruce, R. M.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600-8-86-003F
Stock Number PB86-178076
OCLC Number 14184126
Subjects Phenols. ; Environmental health. ; Phenols--toxicity. ; Environmental Pollutants--analysis. ; Environmental Exposure.
Additional Subjects Phenols ; Environmental health ; Hazardous materials ; Industrial medicine ; Toxicology ; Reviews ; Exposure ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Benzene/monohydroxy
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-86-003F Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/08/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-8-86-003F Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/03/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/8-86-003F c.1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/12/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/8-86-003F c.2 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/12/2019
EKCD  EPA/600-8-86-003F CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/28/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-8-86-003F AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/28/1989
ERAD  EPA 600/8-86-003F Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/20/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-86-003F Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/19/2017
NTIS  PB86-178076 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation v, 37 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Larger production volume and natural sources of monohydroxybenzene, generically known as phenol, make exposure likely. Occupational and environmental exposure to phenol is largely restricted to source dominated areas, however. Based on monitoring data, ambient levels of phenol are extremely low compared with the present TLV (threshold limit value) of 5 ppm (19 mg/cu.m.). The STEL (short-term exposure level) for phenol is 10 ppm (38 mg/cu.m.). The estimated half-life of phenol is 0.5 day, and less than 1 minute in polluted atmospheres. The odor recognition threshold of phenol is 0.05 ppm (0.19 mg/cu.m.), a level far below the levels where toxic effects have been reported. Phenol is absorbed by animals and humans after oral, inhalation, or dermal exposure. Muscle weakness, convulsions, and coma are the predominant symptoms after exposure to lethal concentrations. After absorption, exogenous phenol is metabolized principally by the liver, and excretion occurs mainly via urine.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Jan. 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-37). "EPA/600-8-86-003F."