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Main Title Exposure to pollutants from domestic combustion sources : a preliminary assessment /
Author Brookman, Edward T. ; Birenzvige., Amnon
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Birenzvige, Amnon.
Milliken, John O.
CORP Author TRC Environmental Consultants, Inc., Wethersfield, CT.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/7-80-084; EPA-68-02-3115
Stock Number PB81-111536
OCLC Number 54101565
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Assessments ; Particles ; Sources ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; Stoves ; Cooking devices ; Saws ; Exposures ; Field tests ; Carbon monoxide ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Indoor air pollution ; Lawn mowers
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-084 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/30/2004
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-084 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-084 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-111536 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 43 leaves : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a preliminary assessment of exposure to pollutants from domestic combustion sources, some of which emit airborne particulate matter (PM), CO, and polycyclic organic matter (POM) near human receptors. Transient ambient concentrations of these pollutants at the receptor (and the corresponding time-averaged exposures) have been determined for the following domestic combustion sources: lawn mowing, chain sawing, charcoal cooking, indoor gas cooking, and indoor side-stream smoke. An experimental test program utilizing personal monitoring equipment was conducted to acquired data for the lawn mower, chain saw, and charcoal grill sources. Literature data were used to assess the indoor sources of gas cooking and side-stream smoke. Transient ambient concentrations of total suspended particulate (TSP) matter encountered were as high as 35 times the 24 hour secondary ambient air quality standard of 150 micrograms/cu m for TSP. However, large quanties on noncombustion-related PM on the filters (e.g., grass particles, sawdust), concurrent lower values of ambient CO relative to ambient air quality CO standards, and the absence of detectable POM indicate that these sources probably do not result in exposures to combustion-generated pollutants that are relatively significant.
Project Officer: John O. Milliken. TRC - Environmental Consultants, Inc. "April 1980." Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-42). "EPA-600/7-80-084."