EPA Science Inventory

Response to Comments on Probabilistic Modeling Dietary Arsenic Exposure and Dose and Evaluation with 2003-2004 NHANES Data

Citation:

XUE, J., V. G. ZARTARIAN, S. Wang, S. V. LIU, AND P. G. GEORGOPOULOS. Response to Comments on Probabilistic Modeling Dietary Arsenic Exposure and Dose and Evaluation with 2003-2004 NHANES Data. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, 118(8):A332, (2010).

Description:

In our article (Xue et al. (2010), we cited Boyce et al. (2008) based on their major conclusion, stated at the end of their abstract that. "typical and high-end background exposures to inorganic arsenic in U.S. populations do not present elevated risks of carcinogenicity." We agree with Boyce et al. (2010) that we "missed an opportunity to provide additional support for" our overall conclusions, and very much appreciate that they have offered this detailed comparison showing the agreement between our modeling results.

Purpose/Objective:

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.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 08/01/2010
Completion Date: 08/01/2010
Record Last Revised: 04/07/2011
Record Created: 05/12/2010
Record Released: 05/12/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 223263

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION

EXPOSURE MEASUREMENTS & ANALYSIS BRANCH