Science Inventory

SHEDS-Multimedia Model Version 3 (a) Technical Manual; (b) User Guide; and (c) Executable File to Launch SAS Program and Install Model

Citation:

ZARTARIAN, V. G., G. Glen, L. SMITH, AND J. XUE. SHEDS-Multimedia Model Version 3 (a) Technical Manual; (b) User Guide; and (c) Executable File to Launch SAS Program and Install Model. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/118, 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD′s research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA′s strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.

Description:

Reliable models for assessing human exposures are important for understanding health risks from chemicals. The Stochastic Human Exposure and Dose Simulation model for multimedia, multi-route/pathway chemicals (SHEDS-Multimedia), developed by EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), is a state-of-science computer model for improving estimates of aggregate (single-chemical, multi-route/pathway) and cumulative (multi-chemical, multi-route/pathway) human exposure and dose. SHEDS-Multimedia is the EPA/ORD’s principal model for simulating human exposures to a variety of multimedia, multi-pathway environmental chemicals such as pesticides, metals, and persistent bioaccumulative toxins.

URLs/Downloads:

SHEDS-Multimedia Model Version 3 (a) Technical Manual; (b) User Guide; and (c) Executable File to Launch SAS Program and Install Model   (PDF,NA pp, 6 KB,  about PDF)

SHEDS-Multimedia Model Version 3 (a) Technical Manual; (b) User Guide; and (c) Executable File to Launch SAS Program and Install Model   (PDF,NA pp, 3673 KB,  about PDF)

SHEDS-Multimedia Model Version 3 (a) Technical Manual; (b) User Guide; and (c) Executable File to Launch SAS Program and Install Model   (PDF,NA pp, 1489 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Product Published Date: 09/30/2008
Record Last Revised: 09/04/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 199844

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION

EXPOSURE MODELING RESEARCH BRANCH