ILSI PROJECT SUMMARY
As a part of this project, Dr. Charles Wilkesserved on a technical committee for the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), an EPA sponsored working group chartered with examining techniques for estimating dermal and inhalation exposures to contaminants in drinking water. Dr. Wilkes conducted extensive case studies to demonstrate techniques for estimation of distribution of inhalation and dermal exposures to exposed populations. This work required modification of MAVRIQ to model volatilization and aerosol dispersion of three water-borne compounds (chloroform, methylparathion, chromium) from household water uses including showers, baths, toilets, faucets, dishwashers and clothes washers. To MAVRIQ, Dr. Wilkes added inhalation and dermal uptake modules to estimate absorbed dose. The working group compiled a document and published a book, as follows:
Exposure to Contaminants in Drinking Water: Estimating Uptake Through the Skin and by Inhalation, edited by Stephen S. Olin, CRC Press, 1998.
As a part of the effort in this study, Charles Wilkes implemented a case study which is published as Chapter 7 in the book, as follows:
Wilkes, CR, "Case Study," Chapter in Exposure to Contaminants in Drinking Water: Estimating Uptake Through the Skin and by Inhalation, edited by Stephen S. Olin, CRC Press, 1998.
For more information contact Charles R. Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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