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Main Title Detection of Direct-Acting Mutagens in Ambient Air: A Comparison of Two Highly Sensitive Mutagenicity Assays.
Author Houk, V. S. ; Goto, S. ; Endo, O. ; Claxton, L. D. ; Lewtas, J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;National Inst. of Public Health, Tokyo (Japan).
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/370;
Stock Number PB93-228963
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Environments ; Carcinogens ; Assaying ; Air pollution ; Particulate sampling ; Salmonella ; Genetics ; Bioassay ; Urban areas ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Tokyo(Japan)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-228963 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Ambient air has been shown to contain numerous hazardous pollutants, many of which are known or suspected carcinogens and mutagens. Bioassays play a prominent role in the characterization of these genotoxic pollutants, and as new test methods are developed, it is incumbent upon researchers to evaluate assay performance and report relative merits. In the study, two Salmonella test methods (the spiral and preincubation assays) were assessed to determine their usefulness as screening methods for monitoring direct-acting mutagens in ambient air. (Copyright (c) 1992 Wiley-Liss, Inc.).