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Main Title Effects of pathogenic and toxic materials transported via cooling device drift /
Author Freudenthal, Hugo D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Uzzo, A.
Rubinstein, J. E.
CORP Author H2M Corp., Farmingdale, NY.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher The Office ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-251a; EPA 600/7-79-251a-b; EPA-68-02-2625
Stock Number PB80-177603
OCLC Number 07052162
Subjects Airborne infection--Mathematical models. ; Cooling towers--Environmental aspects--Mathematical models. ; Air--Pollution--Physiological effect--Mathematical models.
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Mathematical models ; Prediction ; Diseases ; Cooling towers ; Occurrence ; Public health ; Concentration(Composition) ; Pathology ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Plumes ; Pathogens ; Toxic substances
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-251a v.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/27/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-251B v.2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/26/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-251a c. 2 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/06/2018 STATUS
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-251a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/15/2011
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-251b Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/06/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-79-251a v.1 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2018
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-251a-b Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-251a,b Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/18/2017
ESAM  EPA 600-7-79-251a,b Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/04/2021
NTIS  PB80-177603 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes a mathematical model that predicts the percent of the population affected by a pathogen or toxic substance emitted in a cooling tower plume, and gives specific applications of the model. Eighty-five pathogens (or diseases) are cataloged as potentially occurring in U.S. waters, but there is insufficient data to predict the probability of occurrence or relate their occurrence to public health, population, or pollution. Sixty-five toxic substances are cataloged as potentially occurring in U.S. waters, but the actual number is probably many times the EPA-supplied list. Toxic concentrations to persons, animals, and plants are known for only a few of the chemicals: most toxic levels can be only inferred from animal studies. In the population as a whole, the epidemiological impact of a pathogen is a function of age, sex distribution, racial (genetic) distribution, general health and well-being, prior exposure, and immunological deficiency states. While cooling device drift may not be directly responsible for epidemics, it may potentiate the burden in an already weakened population, raising a segment of the population into the clinical state. The effect of toxic substances is difficult to evaluate because of inadequate data on humans. The effect is a function of concentration in susceptible tissue, and is much less dependent than pathogens on host resistance.
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology." Nov. 1979. Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-207). "Contract no. 68-02-2625, program element no. INE624A."
Contents Notes
v. 1. Technical report.