Short-term tests for environmentally induced chronic health effects

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Published by Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information, [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Cincinnati, OH .

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  • Environmental toxicology -- United States.,
  • Biological assay.,
  • Environmental chemistry -- United States.

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StatementAvril D. Woodhead, editor ; Michael D. Waters, technical editor.
ContributionsWoodhead, Avril D., Waters, Michael D., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
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Paginationxvii, 224 p. :
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL17829988M

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Waters Technical Editor Health Effects Research Laboratory Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Office of Research and Development U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, D.C.

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