Possible Effects of Collection Methods and Sample Preparation on Level 1 Health Effects Testing of Complex Mixtures
The Level 1 Environmental Assessment Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (IERL) has two main goals: first, to detect potentially hazardous emissions from stationary sources, and second, to develop a data base that will permit a relative ranking of industrial streams with respect to their potential biohazard. The level of bioassay applied does not permit either qualitative or quantitative risk assessment. However, since both chemical and biological effects are evaluated, the level of data integration and coordination is increased, reducing the chance that a potentially hazardous stream will go undetected.
KeywordsPotential Hazard Environmental Fate Sample History Quantitative Risk Assessment Minimum Effective Concentration
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