EPA Science Inventory

Evaluating Health Risks from Inhaled Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Research Needs for Addressing Uncertainty

Citation:

Lehmann, G., K. Christensen, M. Maddaloni, AND L. Phillips. Evaluating Health Risks from Inhaled Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Research Needs for Addressing Uncertainty. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, 123(2):109-113, (2015).

Description:

Indoor air polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations in some U.S. schools are one or more orders of magnitude higher than background levels. In response to this, efforts have been made to assess the potential health risk posed by inhaled PCBs. These efforts are hindered by uncertainties related to the characterization and assessment of source, exposure, and exposure response. uncertainty in evaluating risks.

Purpose/Objective:

In our study, we identified critical areas of research needed to improve exposure response assessment for inhaled PCBs.

URLs/Downloads:

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408564/   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 04/15/2014
Completion Date: 04/15/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/01/2016
Record Created: 04/15/2014
Record Released: 04/15/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 273341

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

HAZARDOUS POLLUTANT ASSESSMENT GROUP