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A Review of Air Pollutant Damage to Materials

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Report Information

Report prepared as U.S. contribution to Panel 3 of NATO Committee on Challenges of Modern Society Pilot Study on Air Pollution Control Strategies and Impact Modeling. Panel 3 focuses on air pollutant impact and will publish 4 reports on air pollutants effects; this is the first in the series and covers effects on materials. Reviewed here are physical and economic effects of sulfur oxides, particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, ozone, hydrogen sulfides, fluoride, and ammonia on metals, textiles, paint, building materials, leathers, paper and elastomers. Report is summary of pertinent information in EPA's air quality criteria and EPA-Funded NAS review documents.

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Additional Information

Prepared in cooperation with TRC Environmental Consultants, Inc., Wetherfield, CT. Available from NTIS: PB82-242090


Yocom, J., A. Stankunas, AND F. Bradow. A Review of Air Pollutant Damage to Materials. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center For Environmental Assessment, Research Triangle Park Office, Research Triangle Park, NC, EPA/600/8-82/016 (NTIS PB82242090), 1982.


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