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Exposure Factors Handbook 2011 Edition (Final Report)

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Exposure Factors Handbook 2011 Edition (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-09/052F, 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

The Exposure Factors Handbook provides a summary of the available statistical data on various factors used in assessing human exposure.

Description:

EPA announced the release of the final report, Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition (EPA/600/R-09/052F), prepared by the Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessments (NCEA). This updated edition of the handbook provides the most up-to-date data on the various human factors used in assessing exposure. The Exposure Factors Handbook (EFH or "Handbook") provides a summary of the available statistical data on various factors used in assessing human exposure. This report is addressed to exposure assessors inside the Agency as well as outside, who need to obtain data on standard factors to calculate human exposure to environmental agents.

These factors include: drinking water consumption, soil ingestion, inhalation rates, dermal factors including skin area and soil adherence factors, consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, dairy products, homegrown foods, human milk intake, human activity factors, consumer product use, and building characteristics. Recommended values are for the general population and also for various segments of the population who may have characteristics different from the general population. NCEA has strived to include full discussions of the issues that assessors should consider in deciding how to use these data and recommendations.

URLs/Downloads:

FR Notice: Oct 3, 2011   Exit

EFH: Chapter 14. Total Food Intake   (PDF,43 pp, 601 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 5. Soil and Dust Ingestion   (PDF,58 pp, 1213 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 7. Dermal Exposure Factors   (PDF,77 pp, 1136 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 15. Human Milk Intake   (PDF,47 pp, 662 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 9. Intake of Fruits and Vegetables (2018 Update)

EFH: Chapter 12. Intake of Grain Products (2018 Update)

EFH: Chapter 11. Intake of Meats, Dairy Products, and Fats (2018 Update)

EFH: Chapter 17. Consumer Products   (PDF,57 pp, 813 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 9. Intake of Fruits and Vegetables   (PDF,84 pp, 1389 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 1. Introduction   (PDF,56 pp, 1231 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 5. Soil and Dust Ingestion (2017 Update)

EFH: Chapter 8. Body Weight Studies   (PDF,56 pp, 3291 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 4. Non-Dietary Ingestion Factors   (PDF,41 pp, 478 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 18. Lifetime   (PDF,8 pp, 110 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 16. Activity Factors   (PDF,204 pp, 5222 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 11. Intake of Meats, Dairy Products, and Fats   (PDF,62 pp, 877 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 2. Variability and Uncertainty   (PDF,13 pp, 180 KB,  about PDF)

Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition (Complete 2011 Edition)   (PDF,1436 pp, 22319 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Front Matter   (PDF,62 pp, 682 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 12. Intake of Grain Products   (PDF,48 pp, 723 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 19. Building Characteristics   (PDF,58 pp, 780 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 19. Building Characteristics (2018 Update)

EFH: Chapter 13. Intake of Home-Produced Foods   (PDF,106 pp, 1342 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 3. Ingestion of Water and Other Select Liquids   (PDF,107 pp, 1252 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Glossary of Terms   (PDF,11 pp, 142 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 10. Intake of Fish and Shellfish   (PDF,224 pp, 2962 KB,  about PDF)

EFH: Chapter 3. Ingestion of Water and Other Select Liquids (2019 Update)

EFH: Chapter 6. Inhalation Rates   (PDF,96 pp, 1202 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/HANDBOOK)
Product Published Date: 09/30/2011
Record Last Revised: 03/09/2017
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 236252