Chloroform: An EPA test case.

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Schmidt CW

Chloroform: An EPA test case.

Environ Health Perspect. 1999 Jul;107(7):A358-60.

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In March 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposal to raise the drinking water maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) for chloroform, a suspected human carcinogen, from zero to 300 parts per billion. The proposal marked a departure from the agency's traditional reliance on linear dose-response models in performing risk assessment, and reflected the new thinking contained in the 1996 draft update to the agency's cancer risk assessment guidelines. The updated guidelines emphasize mechanisms of action and descriptions of the conditions under which carcinogenic hazards are likely to be expressed.

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