Volatile Organic Compound Total Exposure Assessment Methodology Study (VOC TEAM)

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Title: Volatile Organic Compound Total Exposure Assessment Methodology Study (VOC TEAM)
Description:
Abstract:
The Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) was designed by the EPA to develop and demonstrate methods to measure human exposure to toxic substances in air and drinking water. The goals of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) TEAM were to develop methods to measure individual total exposure (from air, food, and water) and the resulting body burden of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, and to apply these methods within a probability-based sampling framework to estimate exposures and body burdens of urban populations in several U.S. cities. To achieve these goals, air sampling was conducted to measure personal exposure to airborne toxic chemicals and a specially-designed spirometer was developed and used to measure the same chemicals in exhaled breath. The survey design consisted of a three stage stratified probability selection approach to ensure inclusion of potentially highly exposed groups. Related objectives of the VOC TEAM studies were to: determine the relationships between personal, indoor, outdoor, and blood, urine, and exhaled breath concentrations; determine the variability of VOC concentrations within a home; and determine seasonal and multi-year variability. The Study was conducted in three phases. A field test of the methodology (Phase I) was carried out between July and December 1980 in Bayonne, and Elizabeth, New Jersey and Research Triangle Park, NC. The objective of Phase II, carried out between September 1981 and February 1983, was to estimate the distribution of exposures to target substances for a target population in an industrial/chemical manufacturing area (Bayonne, and Elizabeth, New Jersey) and to compare these estimated exposures to those estimated for populations in nonchemical manufacturing areas (Greensboro, NC and Devils Lake, ND). In Phase III, carried out between February and June 1984, the methodology refined during Phase II was applied to target populations in California. After completion of these three phases, a separate VOC TEAM study was carried out in Baltimore, MD during 1987 because Baltimore lacks the petroleum and chemical manufacturing plants present in most of the previous TEAM study sites and may therefore be more representative of many U.S. cities. Focused studies were also conducted in New Jersey and Los Angeles during 1987 to further explore the sources and factors contributing to personal VOC exposures identified in the earlier TEAM studies. LANGUAGE: English ACCESS/AVAILABILITY: Data Center: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Dissemination Media: Hard copy (agency reports, journal publications), tape, diskette File Format: SAS Access Instructions: Contact the data center. Size: Memory Requirements: Operating System: Hardware Required: Software Required: Availability Status: On Request Documentation Available:
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REFERENCE: SOURCE REFERENCES:
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). May 1992. Inventory of Exposure-related Data Systems Sponsored by Federal Agencies. Washington, DC : USEPA.
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Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: 19871231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH > ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FACTORS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CARCINOGENS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TOXIC CHEMICALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Air
Theme_Keyword: Carcinogenic Chemicals
Theme_Keyword: Drinking Water
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Health
Theme_Keyword: Exposure
Theme_Keyword: Food
Theme_Keyword: Food Contamination
Theme_Keyword: Freshwater
Theme_Keyword: Hazardous Exposures
Theme_Keyword: Human And Environmental Health
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/usepa
Theme_Keyword: Land And Freshwater Resources
Theme_Keyword: Life Sciences
Theme_Keyword: Medical Sciences
Theme_Keyword: Nutrition
Theme_Keyword: Physical Sciences
Theme_Keyword: Pollutants
Theme_Keyword: Public Health
Theme_Keyword: Sampling
Theme_Keyword: Survey
Theme_Keyword: Toxic Materials
Theme_Keyword: Toxicology
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: Water Characteristics
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: LANCE A. WALLACE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Address: EPIC Building
Address: 166 Bicher Road
Address: Vint Hill Farms Station
City: Warrenton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22186-5129
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-341-7509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Wallace.Lance@epa.gov
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EPA/ORD > Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contact_Person: LANCE A. WALLACE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Address: EPIC Building
Address: 166 Bicher Road
Address: Vint Hill Farms Station
City: Warrenton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22186-5129
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-341-7509
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Wallace.Lance@epa.gov
Resource_Description: VOC TEAM
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.epa.gov/ORD/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html
Access_Instructions:
Additional information on VOC studies at EPA
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080228
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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