environment and anticipating that those levels could result in higher contributions of the dioxin-like PCB fraction to total TEQ exposure (e.g., through local fish consumption), EPA should explicitly characterize the variability of population exposures to PCBs. EPA should estimate the magnitude of the ratio of high-end to median and mean exposure, the factors (e.g., proximity to sources, geographic region, and eating habits) that give rise to high-end exposure, and the relative uncertainty with which high-end exposures can be estimated.

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