Henry G. Abadin

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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) derives minimal risk levels (MRLs) to assist in evaluating risk of adverse health effects in individuals exposed to hazardous substances. MRLs are derived from published values identifying no-observed-adverse-effect levels (NOAELs) or lowest-observed-adverse-effect levels (LOAELs) in animal or(More)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) utilizes chemical-specific minimal risk levels (MRLs) to assist in evaluating public health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances. During MRL derivation, uncertainty factors (UF) are used. Under current ATSDR methodology, default UFs of 10 are applied to extrapolate from a(More)
many organs in the body, including developing red blood cells, the kidneys, and the nervous system. Young children are most susceptible to the toxic effects of lead. Major concerns are the cognitive and neurobehav-ioral deficits resulting from lead exposure levels that were previously considered safe. High levels of exposure can cause encephalopathy and(More)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) derives health-based guidance values known as minimal risk levels (MRLs). By definition, an MRL is a substance-specific estimate of the daily human exposure to a substance that is likely to be without an appreciable risk of adverse, noncancer effects over a specified duration of exposure. MRLs are(More)
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