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Main Title Acid Precipitation: Effects of Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfate Aerosol Particles on Human Health.
Author Coffin, David L. ; Knelson., John H. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/067;
Stock Number PB-268 139
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Sulfur dioxide ; Sulfuric acid ; Sulfates ; Inhalation ; Laboratory animals ; Experimental data ; Cations ; Oxidation ; Lung ; Histamines ; Toxicology ; Acidity ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Gases ; Guinea pigs ; Respiratory diseases ; Public health ; Animal models ; Reprints ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health ; Acid rain
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-268 139 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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While human health impairment has been attributed to pollution by sulfur dioxide (SO2), data from inhalation studies in animals show that its oxidation products are more irritating. Population surveys in which suspended sulfate was a co-variant suggest that certain health parameters are associated more strongly with sulfate than with SO2. Recent work with biological models indicate that the sulfates and sulfuric acid act on the lung through the release of histamine and the degree of release is related to the specific cation present. Attention should be given to sulfates and specific cations in atmospheric monitoring.