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Main Title Assessment of the mutagenic potential of volatile organic air pollutants before and after atmospheric transformation.
Author Claxton, L. D. ; Kleindienst, T. E. ; Perry, E. ; Cupitt, L. T.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/245
Stock Number PB91-162594
Additional Subjects Mutagenicity tests ; Air pollutants ; Salmonella typhimurium ; Bioassay ; Photochemistry ; Reprints ; Atmospheric transformation ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-162594 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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During the past decade, there has been renewed effort examining the extent to which hazardous compounds (particularly mutagens and carcinogens) are found in the urban atmosphere. Most of these studies examined organic material associated with the particles emitted from specific sources. In contrast, few studies have examined the volatile airborne organics before and after they undergo atmospheric transformation. Such studies have shown that the mutagenicity of organic material from combustion sources can dramatically increase after photooxidation processes and that a variety of atmospheric hydrocarbons can be transformed into mutagenic species through these same processes. A review of the Salmonella bioassay genotoxicity of volatile organic pollutants and their atmospheric transformation products is presented.
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