||An approach to assessing exposure to and risk of environmental pollutants /
||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Monitoring and Data Support Div.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Regulations and Standards,
||EPA/440/4-85/021; EPA-68-01-3857; EPA-68-01-5949
Pollution--Environmental aspects. ;
Risk assessment. ;
Hazardous materials ;
Environmental surveys ;
Public health ;
Industrial hygiene ;
Chemical compounds ;
Industrial wastes ;
Air pollution ;
Water pollution ;
Exhaust emissions ;
Materials tests ;
Health risks ;
Toxic substances ;
Environmental health ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Path of pollutants ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||265 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report describes an integrated exposure and risk methodology developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a program to assess exposure/risk of 65 classes of chemicals (129 'priority pollutants') in the water environment. It provides an overview of the risk assessment process and a detailed discussion of the analytic components of an environmental exposure and risk assessment including approaches for evaluating: the environmental loadings resulting from production, transport, use, and disposal of the chemicals; the mechanisms of pollutant transport and transformation in environmental media and the concentrations detected; the extent of exposure of humans and other biota; and the risk presented to exposed populations. The methodology is intended to provide a general understanding of environmental exposure and risk assessment and to assist those who will be conducting this type of analysis. It contains numerous examples from exposure and risk assessments of 54 priority pollutants performed for EPA and a bibliography of source materials.
"EPA-440/4-85-021." July 1980, Revised April 1983. EPA project manager: Michael Slimak. EPA contracts 68-01-3857 and 68-01-5949. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.