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Main Title Ambient water quality criteria for tetrachloroethylene /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Criteria and Standards Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Regulations and Standards,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/440/5-80/073
Stock Number PB81-117830
Subjects Tetrachloroethylene--Toxicology. ; Water quality--Standards.
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Toxicology ; Alkene coumpounds ; Chlorine aliphatic compounds ; Criteria ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Aquatic biology ; Marine biology ; Fresh water biology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Carcinogens ; Public health ; Experimental data ; Residues ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental health ; Maximum permissible exposure ; Bioaccumulation ; Clean Water Act ; Ethylene/trichloro ; CAS 79-01-6
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NTIS  PB81-117830 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 60 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1314(a)), requires EPA to publish and periodically update water quality criteria. These criteria are to reflect the latest scientific knowledge on the identifiable effects of pollutants on public health and welfare, aquatic life, and recreation. This report presents water quality criteria for the titled chemical. It presents concentration criteria for the protection of fresh water and saltwater aquatic life. It presents 'safe' concentrations for humans, and in the case of suspect or proven carcinogens, gives various levels of incremental cancer risk. A section 304(a) water quality criterion is a qualitative or quantitative estimate of the concentration of a water constituent or pollutant in ambient waters which, when not exceeded, will ensure a water quality sufficient to protect a specified water use. Under the Act a criterion is a scientific entity, based solely on data and scientific judgment. It does not reflect considerations of economic or technological feasibility nor is it a water quality standard and in itself has no regulatory effect.
Oct. 1980. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 440/5-80-073"--Cover. Microfiche.