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Main Title Comparative Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Activity of Coal Tar and Petroleum Asphalt Paints Used in Potable Water Supply Systems.
Author Robinson, M. ; Bull, R. J. ; Munch, J. ; Meier, J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/088;
Stock Number PB84-244185
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Coal tar ; Carcinogens ; Mutagens ; Asphalt ; Paints ; Water treatment ; Protective coatings ; Petroleum products ; Potable water ; Water pipes ; Toxicity ; Comparison ; Public health ; Hazards ; Bioassay ; Laboratory animals ; Mice ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Ames test
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NTIS  PB84-244185 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Coal tar and petroleum asphalt paints used as coatings for water pipes and storage tanks were tested in the Ames mutagenesis and the mouse skin carcinogenesis bioassays. One coal tar product was positive when tested as a complete carcinogen in the mouse, whereas the asphalt paint was negative. The biological responses to the products were greater than expected from their polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) content. These findings suggest that the hazard posed by these coatings may not be fully explained by their PAH contents.