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Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report)

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/135, 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

This report is a stand-alone document that highlights the recommendations from the exposure factors handbook.

Description:

EPA announced the release of the final report, Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook. As a "highlights" document, this is a companion report to the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report) EPA released in 2008. This highlights document provides some introductory information about the handbook and presents a summary of the recommendations presented in the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (CSEFH). The CSEFH handbook presents behavioral and physiological data on various factors used in assessing exposure, specifically for children ages 0 to 21 years old. This document was first offered to the public in 2002 as a tool to exposure assessors for assessing childhood exposures to environmental agents. Since that time, the U.S. EPA has incorporated updated data, revised the recommendations for several exposure factors, and developed a standardized set of age categories to be used for children’s exposure assessment.

We invite you to view the full report Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report), see downloads. EPA intends to update this website periodically so that the information remains current and relevant.

URLs/Downloads:

Press Release: Oct 27, 2009

Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook   (PDF,39 pp, 1662 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 10/27/2009
Record Last Revised: 03/09/2017
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 200445