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Main Title Sources of Mutagenic Activity in Urban Fine Particles.
Author Stevens, R. K. ; Lewis, C. W. ; Dzubay, T. G. ; Cupitt, L. T. ; Lewtas, J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/478;
Stock Number PB91-182121
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Pollution sources ; Organic matter ; Mutagens ; Particles ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Urban areas ; Wood fuels ; Exhaust emission ; Regression analysis ; Fines ; North Carolina ; New Mexico ; Aerosols ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mobile pollutant sources ; Reprints ; Albuquerque(New Mexico) ; Raleigh(North Carolina)
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NTIS  PB91-182121 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Samples were collected during the winter of 1984-1985 in the cities of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Raleigh, North Carolina as part of a US Environmental Agency study to evaluate methods to determine the emission sources contributing to the mutagenic properties of extractable organic matter (EOM) present in fine particles. Data derived from the analysis of the composition of these fine particles served as input to a multi-linear regression (MLR) model used to calculate the relative contribution of wood burning and motor vehicle sources to mutagenic activity observed in the extractable organic matter. At both sites the mutagenic potency of EOM was found to be greater (3-5 times) for mobile sources when compared to wood smoke extractable organics. Carbon-14 measurements which give a direct determination of the amount of EOM that originated from wood burning were in close agreement with the source apportionment results derived from the MLR model. (Copyright (c) 1990 Princeton Scientific Publishing Co., Inc.)