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Plans and Practices for Groundwater Protection at the Los Alamos National Laboratory: Interim Status Report

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Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals

Biomonitoring—a method for measuring amounts of toxic chemicals in human tissues—is a valuable tool for studying potentially harmful environmental chemicals. Biomonitoring data have been used to confirm exposures to chemicals and validate public health policies. For example, population biomonitoring data ...

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Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment

Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a comprehensive review of the scientific literature in its 2003 draft reassessment of the risks of dioxin, the agency did not sufficiently quantify the uncertainties and variabilities associated with the risks, nor did ...

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Managing Coal Combustion Residues in Mines

Burning coal in electric utility plants produces, in addition to power, residues that contain constituents which may be harmful to the environment. The management of large volumes of coal combustion residues (CCRs) is a challenge for utilities, because they ...

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Fourteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels

Formed in 1995 by EPA, several other federal and state agencies, and several private organizations, the National Advisory Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (referred to as the NAC) develops, reviews, and approves acute exposure guideline levels ...

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Toxicity Testing for Assessment of Environmental Agents: Interim Report

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Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment in Rural America: Workshop Summary

Throughout much of its history, the United States was predominantly a rural society. The need to provide sustenance resulted in many people settling in areas where food could be raised for their families. Over the past century, however, a quiet ...

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Review of the Department of Defense Research Program on Low-Level Exposures to Chemical Warfare Agents

Research related to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) has historically focused on life threatening battlefield effects caused by high level exposures to the agents, not effects associated with exposures to low concentrations of them. In this report, low level concentrations refers ...

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Toxicogenomic Technologies and Risk Assessment of Environmental Carcinogens: A Workshop Summary

Toxicogenomics is a discipline that combines expertise in toxicology, genetics, molecular biology, and environmental health to help understand the response of living organisms to stressful environments. The National Research Council convened a workshop to discuss how toxicogenomic data could be ...

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Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was set up by Congress in 1990 to compensate people who have been diagnosed with specified cancers and chronic diseases that could have resulted from exposure to nuclear-weapons tests at various U.S. test sites. ...

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