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RECORD NUMBER: 12 OF 15
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Guidance for assessing chemical contaminant data for use in fish advisories. Volume II, Risk assessment and fish consumption limits /|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, Fish Contaminant Section.|
|Publisher||U.S. EPA Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology,|
|Report Number||EPA/825/B-00/008; EPA/823/B-00/008|
|Subjects||Fish as food--Contamination. ; Shellfish as food--Contamination.|
|Additional Subjects||Fishes ; Shellfish ; Food consumption ; Chemical compounds ; Bioaccumulation ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Biological effects ; Maximum permissible intake ; Food chains ; Water pollution effects ; Public health ; Risk assessment|
|Collation||398 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
State, local, tribal, and federal agencies currently use various methods to estimate risks to human health from the consumption of chemically contaminated, noncommercially caught fish and shellfish. A 1988 survey, funded by the U.S. Society, identified the need for standardizing the approaches to evaluating risks and developing fish consumption advisories that are comparable across different jurisdictions. Four key components were identified as critical to the development of a consistent risk-based approach: standardized practices for sampling and analyzing fish, standardized risk assessment methods, standardized procedures for making risk management decisions, and standardized approaches to risk communication. To address concerns raised by the survey respondents, EPA has developed a series of four documents designed to provide guidance to state, local, tribal, and regional environmental health officials responsible for issuing fish consumption advisories. The documents are meant to provide guidance only and do not constitute a regulatory requirement.
"November 2000." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.