Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (2001) (Second External Review Draft)
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The document is divided into two volumes: Volume I (Chapters 1 through 5, EPA/600/P-99/002aB) and Volume II (Chapters 6 through 9, EPA/600/P-99/002bB).
After the brief general introduction in Chapter 1, Chapters 2 and 3 provide background information on physical and chemical properties of PM and related compounds; sources and emissions; atmospheric transport; transformation and fate of PM; methods for the collection and measurement of PM; and ambient air concentrations; Chapter 4 describes PM environmental effects on vegetation and ecosystems, impacts on man-made materials and visibility, and relationships to global climate change processes; and Chapter 5 contains factors affecting exposure of the general population. Chapters 6 through 8 evaluate information concerning the health effects of PM. Chapter 6 discusses epidemiological studies. Chapter 7 discusses dosimetry of inhaled particles in the respiratory tract, Chapter 8 assesses information on the toxicology of specific types of PM constituents, including laboratory animal studies and controlled human exposure studies. Chapter 9 integrates key information on exposure, dosimetry, and critical health risk issues derived from studies reviewed in the prior chapters. The Executive Summary is to be incorporated at the end of Volume II.
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- Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Final Report, April 1996)
- Particulate Matter Research Plan (Draft, 2004)
- Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (First External Review Draft, Oct 1999)
- Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Third External Review Draft, May 2002)
- Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Fourth External Review Draft, Jun 2003)