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Main Title Effects of selected waterborne particulates on cellular and molecular parameters : final report /
Author Hart, Ronald W. ; Fertel, R. ; Newman, H. A. I. ; Blakeslee, J. R.
CORP Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Chemical Biomedical Environmental Research Group.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/1-84/027; EPA-R-804201
Stock Number PB85-127496
Subjects Inorganic fibers--Physiological effect. ; Inorganic fibers--Toxicology. ; Carcinogenicity testing. ; Water--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Particles ; Experimental design ; Asbestos ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Potable water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cells(Biology) ; Sampling ; Viruses ; Membranes ; Biochemistry ; Separation ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Cytotoxicity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-127496 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Embryonic cultures were used to compare the effects of six particulate samples, some filtered directly from drinking water on a cellular, biochemical and molecular basis. Cytotoxicity was exhibited in human cells for all agents tested at the highest concentration used (10 mg/ml). All particulates from city drinking waters were less toxic than commercial chrysotile asbestos. The particulate samples had varying effectiveness in reducing cell membrane surface complex glycolipids and high molecular mass glycoproteins. Three particulate samples were collected from drinking waters from Duluth, MN, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. The other three samples included less than 2 micrometer size fraction of taconite tailings, attapulgite clay, and particulates collected after an asbestos-cement pipe was tapped.
Caption title. "Final report 05 Apr 78 - 15 Jun 79." "Nov. 1984." "EPA-600/1-84-027." "Grant no. R804201." Microfiche.