Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 06:32:24 -0500
Reply-To: "Wood-Black, Frankie K" <Frankie.K.Wood-Black**At_Symbol_Here**CONOCOPHILLIPS.COM>
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From: "Wood-Black, Frankie K" <Frankie.K.Wood-Black**At_Symbol_Here**CONOCOPHILLIPS.COM>
Subject: Interesting item on Child Exposure
From my alerting system.

EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the external review
draft document titled, "Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook"
(EPA/600/R-06/096A). The draft document was prepared by the National
Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and
Development. The "Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook" provides a
summary of statistical data on various exposure factors used in
assessing children's exposures, including: drinking water consumption;
soil ingestion and mouthing behavior; inhalation rates; dermal factors
including skin surface area and soil adherence factors; consumption of
retail and home-grown foods; breast milk intake; and activity pattern
data. This Handbook serves as a resource for exposure assessors for
calculating children's exposures. An interim final version of this
handbook was published in 2002. This updated version provides analysis
of exposure factors data using the age groups for children recommended
in the EPA document entitled, "Guidance on Selecting Age Groups for
Monitoring and Assessing Childhood Exposures to Environmental
Contaminants" (EPA/630/P-03/003F) (Available on line at 
EPA is releasing the draft "Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook"
solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable
information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally
disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed
to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any
public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising
the document.

Frankie Wood-Black
email Frankie.K.Wood-Black**At_Symbol_Here**
phone 281-293-4598
Cell 580-761-3703
fax 918-662-6693 (Yes this is correct! - and I get it no matter where I
am as long as I get email.)

Mailing Address
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600 N. Dairy Ashford
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