Despite the fact that we are all exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of chemicals, chemical compounds are largely assessed and regulated individually. Increasingly, there is evidence that exposure to multiple chemicals, even low level exposure to those considered benign, could lead to human health effects.
In this report, Exposure and Interaction: The Potential Health Impacts of Using Multiple Pesticides, the Sustainable Technology & Policy Program (STPP) at UCLA explores this issue through a case study of three commonly used pesticides in California, chloropicrin, 1,3-dichloropropene (Telone®), and metam sodium.
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Appendix A: Common Mechanism Groups, Cumulative Assessment Group and Methods for Cumulating Toxicity
Appendix B: Fumigants’ Health Effects
Appendix C: Exploring Potential Modes of Toxicological Interaction
Appendix D: Air Dispersion Modeling
Appendix D, Annex 4: 168-hour average air concentrations of chloropicrin, 1,3 dichloropropene, and methyl bromide with inhalation rate
Appendix D, Annex 5: 168-hour average air concentrations of chloropicrin, 1,3 dichloropropene, and methyl bromide with inhalation rate and GSH depletion
Appendix E: Expected Aggregate Risks from Long Range Atmospheric Transport of Genetically Acting Carcinogens Emitted in California
STPP's pesticide research is made possible by support from the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.