2. Toxicity Equivalence Factors for Dioxin and Related Compounds

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. Michael Devito

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch2

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Devito, M. (2012) Toxicity Equivalence Factors for Dioxin and Related Compounds, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • dioxin and related compounds, and TEF;
  • toxicity potential, response addition and dose addition;
  • EPA and TEFs, and in vitro screens for toxicity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Context of TEFs

  • Assumptions and Uncertainties in the Use of the TEF Methdology

  • Future Directions

  • Disclaimer

  • References