Proceedings of the Conference on MTBE and Other Oxygenates: A Research Update
The Conference on MTBE and Oxygenates: A Research Update" was held on July 26-28, 1993, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Oxygenated Fuels Association. rimary purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for the presentation of results from studies that had recently been conducted on exposure and health effects aspects of methyl tertiary butyl either (MTBE) and MTBE-oxygenated fuels. he conference was comprised of 7 sessions: Introduction/Welcome; Emissions and Air Quality under Winter Conditions; Human Exposures; Acute Health Effects of MTBE, Chronic Health Effects of MTBE, New Findings for Other Fuels Oxygenates, and Conference Summary. fter the speakers presented their studies and entertained questions from the audience, a discussant summarized the findings for that session. he speakers were asked to provide abstracts of their presentations and copies of their slides. he discussants submitted written summaries for their respective parts of the program, including the overall summary of the conference. he discussants' summaries were based on the information available to them at that time and represent solely their opinions about that information. hese proceedings consist of 2 parts: art I contains presentations in the Introduction/Welcome session and the discussant summaries for each of the remaining sessions; Part II contains the abstracts and slides of the speakers. ecause many of the studies presented at the conference had only just been completed or were still in the stage of data analysis and interpretation, the material in these proceedings does not reflect analyses that may have been conducted subsequent to the conference. eports of some of the studies presented at the conference have since been published. hese and some related papers are listed in the document.