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Main Title Environmental gases /
Author Benignus, Vernon A. ; Chang, L. W. ; Dyer, R. S.
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Author Title of a Work
Benignus, Vernon A.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/181
Stock Number PB92-227313
Additional Subjects Gases ; Neurology ; Toxicology ; Environmental impacts ; Blood ; Physiology ; Exposure ; Humans ; Nervous system ; Concentration(Composition) ; Carbon dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrogen cyanide ; Metabolism ; Hypoxia
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-227313 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 109 pages ; 28 cm
Elaborate and variegated life forms have evolved in the narrow ecological niche defined by Earth's gaseous environment. Certain common gases are used by organisms as energy sources or produced by organisms as metabolic waste. Closed-loop controls have evolved which regulate critical blood gases with astonishing precision, even under conditions of wide deviation of gas levels in the environment. It is possible, with a little more than current knowledge, to construct a unified account of the physiological mechanisms which regulate departures from normal environmental gas levels and the behavioral consequences of such exposures.
Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/A-92/181"--Cover. "Published in: Handbook of Neurotoxicology, v. 2. Effects and Mechanisms, edited by Louis W. Chang and Robert S. Dyer." Microfiche.