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Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
The BMDL of 12 ppm is nearly identical to the BMDL currently used by EPA (11 ppm). Given the toxicokinetic variability and uncertainties in the data, an uncertainty factor of at least 10 is supported by the committee. Therefore, on the basis of its analysis of the available data, the committee finds that the value of EPA's current RfD for MeHg (0.1 µg/kg per day) is scientifically justifiable for the protection of public health.
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