Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Health Effects of Particulate Matter Exposure

Notice

A provisional assessment on new Particulate Matter (PM) science was provided to EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. This document presents the findings of EPA's survey and provisional assessment of studies relevant to assessing the health effects of PM that were published too recently to be included in the 2009 PM Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) Document.


Abstract

This report presents the findings of EPA’s survey and provisional assessment of studies published since the completion of the 2009 PM ISA. EPA has screened and surveyed the recent literature and developed a provisional assessment that places those studies of potentially greatest relevance to the current PM NAAQS review in the context of the findings of the 2009 PM ISA.

Citation

U.S. EPA. Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Health Effects of Particulate Matter Exposure. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-12/056, 2012.

History/Chronology

Jul 2006EPA released the Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Particulate Matter.[Federal Register Jul 21, 2006]
Dec 2009EPA released the Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (Final Report). [Federal Register Dec 15, 2009]
Dec 2012EPA posted the provisional assessment of recent studies on particulate matter gathered since the release of the 2009 ISA on PM.

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