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Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 425

Question 425: It appears that some of the oral ingestion ALIs in Appendix B of 10 CFR 20 are sometimes associated with the wrong chemical forms; is this the case?

Answer: No. See the answer to Question 71 in section 10 CFR Part 20, Appendix B which indicates that the "Class" column of 10 CFR Appendix B applies to inhalation only; it does not refer to ingestion. In other words, neither the D, W, and Y classes nor the chemical forms (compounds) in the "Class" column refer to the ingestion ALIs.

(Reference: 10 CFR 20 Appendix B)

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