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Main Title Ambient air measurements of vinyl chloride in the Niagara Falls area /
Author Gay, Jr., Bruce W. ; Noonan., Richard C.
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Author Title of a Work
Gay, Bruce W.
Noonan, Richard C.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Chemistry and Physics Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1975
Report Number PB243695; EPA-650/4-75-020; EPA-ROAP-21AKC
Stock Number PB-243 695
OCLC Number 55202738
Subjects Vinyl chloride--Environmental aspects--New York (State)--Niagara Falls ; Air--Pollution--New York (State)--Niagara Falls
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Vinyl chloride ; Chemical plants ; New York ; Angiosarcomas ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Halohydrocarbons ; Aluminum ; Buildings ; Corrosion ; Sampling ; Public health ; Air quality ; Niagara Falls(New York) ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-650/4-75-020 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/08/2005
EJBD  EPA 650-4-75-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2015
EKBD  EPA-650/4-75-020 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/13/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-4-75-020 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-243 695 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A 6-day survey was conducted in the Niagara Falls area to determine the concentration of vinyl chloride in the atmosphere. Samples were obtained in a residential area adjacent to the chemical plants where vinyl chloride emissions were suspected, in areas around the plants, and in other areas of Niagara Falls. The highest concentration of vinyl chloride measured was 40 ppb for a 5-hour integrated sample observed at a residential area two blocks east of a vinyl chloride polymerization plant. Grab samples taken downwind of chemical plants exhibited a high of 28 ppb. Samples taken from downtown Niagara Falls and upwind north of the chemical plants contained no detectable vinyl chloride. The areas surrounding the chemical plants, including the adjacent residential areas, are also affected by emissions into the atmosphere of chlorine and other halogenated compounds as exhibited by the deterioration of metal surfaces, particularly aluminum windows and doors.
"EPA-650/4-75-020." "May 1975." "Program element No. 1AA00A, ROAP No. 21AKC."