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Main Title Health effects associated with diesel exhaust emissions : literature review and evaluation /
Author Santodonato, Joseph.
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Basu, Dipak.
Howard, Philip.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600-1-78-063; EPA-68-02-2800
Stock Number PB 289 817
OCLC Number 14022430
Subjects Diesel motor exhaust gas--Toxicology. ; Air--Pollution--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Exhaust emissions ; Toxicology ; In vivo analysis ; Experimental data ; Exhaust gases ; Reviews ; Evaluation ; Concentration(Composition) ; Public health ; Legislation ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Physiological effects ; Humans ; Laboratory animals ; Epidemiology ; Recommendations ; Research ; Tables(Data) ; In vitro analysis ; Diesel engine exhaust ; Air pollution effects ; Toxic substances ; Clean Air Act ; Biological effects ; Environmental health
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-063 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/19/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-78-063 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/1-78-063 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/01/2001
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-78-063 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-289 817 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 155 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Engineering tests have shown a significant improvement in fuel economy in light duty vehicles equipped with diesel engines versus those equipped with gasoline engines. Automobile manufacturers are considering a major program for conversion to diesel engines in the automobile fleet by 1985. Available studies show rather large differences in emissions from diesel engine exhausts as opposed to gasoline engine exhaust. Conversion of a major portion of the automobile fleet to diesel engines may significantly change the ambient concentrations of both regulated and unregulated pollutants, and hence the potential human exposure pattern. Such changes may impact upon public health, and consequently require changes in air quality standards, and/or new emissions or air quality standards. An assessment of the current state of knowledge regarding the health effects from diesel exhaust emissions, and the identification of major research needs, are important factors which must be considered by the EPA under the 1977 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. In order to accomplish this objective, the following information on diesel emissions has been reviewed in this document: physical and chemical characteristics; biological effects in animals and man; epidemiologic studies; knowledge gaps; and research needs.
Sponsored by Health Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Includes bibliographical references.