The results of the subcommittee's evaluations are presented in Chapters 2 through 9. Chapter 2 reviews the method used by the Army to derive RfDs, and also includes a discussion of the benchmark dose method as a point of departure for calculating RfDs. Chapters 3 through 6 evaluate the RfDs for the nerve agents GA, GB, GD, and VX. Chapter 7 evaluates the RfD and slope factor for sulfur mustard, and Chapter 8 provides an evaluation of the RfD for lewisite. Research recommendations are presented at the end of Chapters 38 for each of the specific chemical-warfare agents.

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