Accession Number:

ADA411191

Title:

Risk Report on Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) as a Component of Mist Suppressants in Chrome-Plating Tanks

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH TOXICOLOGY DETACHMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Perfluorooctanesulfonate PFOS is a synthetic perfluorinated surfactant recently discovered to be ubiquitous in the environment. Animal data suggest a high tolerance for PFOS, as does epidemiological analysis of workers in PFOS manufacturing plants. A suggested reference dose of 0.02 mgkgday is presented. This constitutes an unlikely exposure level in the application of interest, as a component of mist suppressant in chromium plating tanks.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Biology
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE