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Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (2006, External Review Draft)
[9/5/07] EPA published a Federal Register notice that announces a peer-review workshop for the external review draft of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook. The workshop will occur on September 19-20, 2007.
This draft is an update of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook 2002 interim final and addresses factors commonly used in exposure assessments for children.
U.S. EPA. Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (2006, External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-06/096A.
Children are often more heavily exposed to environmental toxicants than adults. They consume more food and water and have higher inhalation rates per pound of body weight than adults. Young children play close to the ground and come into contact with contaminated soil outdoors and with contaminated dust on surfaces and carpets indoors. As another example, exposure to chemicals in breast milk affects infants and young children.
The Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook provides a summary of statistical data on various exposure factors used in assessing children exposures. These factors include: drinking water consumption; soil ingestion and mouthing behavior; inhalation rates; dermal factors including skin surface area and soil adherence factors; consumption of retail and home-grown foods; breast milk intake; body weight; and activity pattern data.
URLs/Downloads:FR NOTICE: OCT 6, 2006 Exit
CSEFH, FRONT MATTER & EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (PDF,24 pp, 1431 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 11 (PDF,22 pp, 1824 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, CHAPTER 1 (PDF,35 pp, 181 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 10 (PDF,11 pp, 1088 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 3 (PDF,171 pp, 579 KB, about PDF)
EPA Response to Comments from the External Peer Review (PDF,108 pp, 655 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 9 (PDF,78 pp, 269 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 8 (PDF,41 pp, 128 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 4 (PDF,17 pp, 1541 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 6 (PDF,46 pp, 1868 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 7 (PDF,43 pp, 152 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 5 (PDF,58 pp, 155 KB, about PDF)
CSEFH, Chapter 2 (PDF,22 pp, 1198 KB, about PDF)
FR NOTICE: SEP 5, 2007 Exit
FR NOTICE: JAN 22,2007 Exit
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
EXPOSURE ANALYSIS AND RISK CHARACTERIZATION GROUP