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Main Title Characteristics, deposition and fate of inhaled particulate matter /
Author Armentrout, David. ; Locke, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Locke, Barbara.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Research and Development,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/8-87/002; EPA-68-02-3976
Stock Number PB87-214854
Subjects Morphology. ; Pollution--Physiological effect. ; Respiratory organs--Research. ; Respiratory system--Research
Additional Subjects Particles ; Air pollution ; Lung ; Respiration ; Absorption ; Aerosols
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-214854 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 53 pages ; [28] cm
Accurate estimates of absorption and fate for particulate matter in the respiratory track are difficult because of complexities in particle composition and morphology. Several deficiencies in information further complicate the ability to make accurate estimates. Available models for making estimates range from single models based on assumed particle size distribution to more complex models based on a variety of parameters. Most work in the area of estimating particle fate following inhalation has been done on aerosols of known composition. Additional work is needed to categorize properties of inhalable particles with respect to composition in addition to morphology. Additional research is needed to define the effects of pulmonary disease on particle clearance from the lung. Additional research also is needed to better explain the mechanics of clearance from the pulmonary region of the lung.
Caption title. "December 1986." "EPA/600/8-87/002." Microfiche.