"Draft for public comment. Comment period ends: October 30, 2009."--Cover. "May 2009." "Under Contract No. 200-2004-09793" --T. p. "Chemical manager(s)/author(s): Selene Chou, Ph.D. Dennis Jones, DVM, Ph.D. Hana R. Pohl, M.D., Ph.D. Amanda Cadore, M.P.H. ATSDR, Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine, Atlanta, GA;Fernando T. Llados, Ph.D. Gary L. Diamond, Ph.D. Daniel J. Plewak, B.S. Syracuse Research Corporation, North Syracuse, NY."-- p. ix Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyls was prepared consistent with guidelines developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the preparation of toxicological profiles. The original guidelines were published in the Federal Register on April 17, 1987. While Perfluoroalkyls are not found on the ATSDR list of Priority Hazardous Substances, ATSDR has determined that a profile for these substances was necessary because data indicate that some perfluoroalkyls are found in the blood of the U.S. general population and in the environment. The agency also determined that it was important to characterize the current available information regarding the health effects from exposure in order to support and inform public health responses and activities by ATSDR and other." -- p. v