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Main Title Health advisory on white phosphorus /
Author Gordon, Loretta. ; Hartley, W. R. ; Roberts, W. C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water. ;Army Medical Research and Development Command, Fort Detrick, MD.
Publisher Office of Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Stock Number PB91-161026
Subjects Water--Pollution. ; Water--Phosphorous content. ; Phosphorus--Toxicology. ; Phosphorous--Toxicology
Additional Subjects Public health ; White phosphorus ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Necrosis ; Musculoskeletal disorders ; Humans ; Laboratory animals ; Inhalation ; Skin ; Absorption ; Mortality ; Health assessment ; Drinking water
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NTIS  PB91-161026 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
The Health Advisory (HA) provides information on the health effects, analytical methodology and treatment technology that would be useful in dealing with White Phosphorus contamination of drinking water. Due to the extreme toxicity of White Phosphorus following oral ingestion, One-day, Ten-day, and Longer-term (child and adult) HAs are not recommended. The Lifetime HA is 0.0001 mg/l. White Phosphorus is not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity. Health Advisories describe nonregulatory concentrations of drinking water contaminants at which adverse health effects would not be anticipated to occur over specific exposure durations.
Cover title: White phosphorus health advisory. Microfiche.