||Environmental gases /
Benignus, Vernon A. ;
Chang, L. W. ;
Dyer, R. S.
||Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Environmental impacts ;
Nervous system ;
Carbon dioxide ;
Carbon monoxide ;
Hydrogen cyanide ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||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.