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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Human health risk assessment for potential exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from sunken vessels used as artificial reefs (food-chain scenario)
Publisher Navy Environmental Health Center, Environmental Programs Directorate,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 62109881
Subjects Ships--Scrapping--United States ; Artificial reefs--Health aspects--United States ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  VC263.H96 2004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/19/2005
Edition Final.
Collation 832 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Printed from the Internet. Not all of the Appendices printable. "March 2004". Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Background -- Overview -- Sunken vessels and PCBs -- Navy Organizations -- Technical Working Group -- Risk-based disposal approval -- Contents of this Risk Assessment Report -- Objectives -- Data acquisition and quality assurance -- Human health risk assessment -- Summary of technical approach -- Data compilation -- Calculation of upper tolerance limits and Wilcoxon rank sum test for target and reference reef species -- Exposure assessment -- Site conceptual exposure model -- Selection of PCBs as chemicals of potential concern -- Estimation of exposure point concentrations -- Identification of exposure parameters and assumptions -- Toxicity assessment -- Risk characterization findings and uncertainty discussion -- Carcinogenic risk under reasonable maximum exposure scenario -- Carcinogenic risk under average exposure scenario -- Non-carcinogenic hazard under reasonable maximum exposure scenario -- Non-carcinogenic hazard under average exposure scenario -- Probabilistic risk and hazard -- Conclusions, uncertainties, and recommendations.