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Main Title Human Exposure Assessment: Background Concepts, Purpose, and Overview of the Washington, DC. - Denver, Colorado Field Studies.
Author Akland, G. G. ; Ott, W. R. ; Wallace, L. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-131 ;R-605;
Stock Number PB84-195353
Additional Subjects Monitoring ; Air pollution ; Carbon monoxide ; Exposure ; Humans ; Urban areas ; Pollution monitoring ; Environmental monitoring
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-195353 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
In the past, no scientifically valid approach for determining the exposures of an urban population to a pollutant was available. Recently, EPA successfully field tested two separate but complementary approaches for determining population exposures to air pollution: (a) direct measurement of exposure profiles of a representative random sample of the population with personal exposure monitors, and (b) an indirect approach which combines human activity pattern data with micro-environmental concentration data to estimate exposure profiles. In the winter of 1982-83, the two approaches were field tested. This effort provides a rich human exposure data base and a methodology that can be applied to other pollutants and other urban areas.