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Main Title Wood Smoke Impacted Air: Mutagenicity and Chemical Analysis of Ambient Air from Residential Areas.
Author Watts, R. R. ; Drago, R. J. ; Merrill, R. G. ; Williams, R. W. ; Perry, E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/021;
Stock Number PB88-160593
Additional Subjects Smoke ; Combustion products ; Toxicology ; Alaska ; Bioassay ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air sampling ; Mutagenesis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-160593 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
An ambient air sampling program was conducted in a wood smoke impacted residential area of Junea, Alaska during the winter of 1985-86. The study was undertaken to determine the bacterial mutagenicity (Ames test) and chemical characteristics of respirable particulate matter collected in the area. Fine particle concentrations for the sampling period of November 16th to January 7th ranged from 1.19 to 209.8 micrograms per cu. m. Bioassay samples from ambient air fine particle concentration periods of 25.6 to 209.8 micrograms per cu. m. showed indirect acting mutagenicities of 6.64 to 77.8 rev./cu. m. with a mutagenicity/particle concentration correlation coefficient of 0.89. The indirect acting mutagenic potency values ranged from 0.29 to 1.44 rev/micrograms of extracted organics and averaged 0.73 +/- 0.26.