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Main Title Sampling and analysis of selected toxic substances : task II -ethylene dibromide, final report.
Author Going, John. ; Long, Sue.
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Going, John.
Long, Sue.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.; Midwest Research Institute.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances ; Reproduced by N.T.I.S.,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 560-6-75-001; MRI-3953
Stock Number PB-246 213
OCLC Number 07678922
Subjects Ethylene Dibromide. ; Air--analysis. ; Water--analysis.
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Carcinogens ; Public health ; Bromine aliphatic compounds ; Halogenated hydrocarbons ; Sampling ; Lead(Metal) ; Analyzing ; Tables(Data) ; Gasoline ; Recommendations ; Pesticides ; Exposure ; Malignant neoplasms ; Air pollution ; Petroleum industry ; Ethane/dibromo ; Air sampling ; Cancer ; Air pollution sampling ; Water pollution sampling ; Environmental health
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-75-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 560-6-75-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/09/2016
EJED  EPA-560/6-75-001 Sept. OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/19/1993
EKBD  EPA-560/6-75-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ESAD  EPA 560-6-75-001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-246 213 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Ethylene dibromide has recently been reported by the National Cancer Institute to be a potential carcinogen. Its commercial use is predominately as a scavenging agent for lead in gasoline. A minor usage is a pesticide fumigant. A protocol was developed for the sampling and analysis of ethylene dibromide in ambient air and surface water. The range in concentration of ethylene dibromide in the air and the site where it was collected are as follows: manufacturing sites, 4.2 to 115 micrograms per cu m oil refinery, 0.23-1.65 micrograms per cu m; urban locations near retail gasoline stations and with heavy vehicular traffic, 0.069 to 0.11 micrograms per cu m. Two water samples collected from streams near an oil refinery and a manufacturing site were found to contain 1.13 and 1.05 parts per billion ethylene dibromide, respectively. Further work to clarify ambient air levels and to assess whether they may represent a health risk is anticipated, but the very low levels detected to date are not thought to present a significant risk to health.
Contract no. 68-01-2646. MRI Rep.# 3953-C-II. Produced by John Going and Sue Long, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Mo.