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Main Title Volatile organic chemicals in the atmosphere : an assessment of available data /
Author Brodzinsky, R. ; Singh, Hanwant B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cupitt, Larry T.
Singh, H. B.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1997
Report Number PB83-195503; EPA-600/3-83-027a; 68-02-3452; EPA-68-02-3452; SRI-2222; EPA/DF-83/005A
Stock Number PB83-195503
OCLC Number 37650039
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Organic compounds ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Tables(Data) ; Sampling ; Sites ; Trace elements ; Volatile organic compounds
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/3-83-027a Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-83-027a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-83-027a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/1997
NTIS  PB83-195503 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Significant quantities of organic chemicals are released into the ambient environment as a necessary outcome of day-to-day human activities. In recent years, it has become evident that many of these chemicals are toxic at concentrations significantly higher than those found in the ambient atmosphere. The present study is designed to focus on the abundance of gaseous organic chemicals in the ambient environment with special emphasis on those that are or may be hazardous. The term 'hazardous organic chemicals' (HOCs) used here is not intended to imply that a proven human health hazard exists. In most cases toxicity studies are incomplete and entail extrapolation of animal data to humans. Over the years many studies have been conducted to characterize the concentrations of a wide range of potentially hazardous gaseous organic chemicals. This study, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was an attempt to study their usefulness and to integrate them into a useful and cohesive document with a single, coherent data base that would readily indicate: Trace chemicals measured, Locations and times of HOC measurements, Typical concentrations of the individual HOCs, and Data quality and representativeness.
Project Officer: Larry T. Cupitt. "Atmospheric Science Center, SRI International, Contract 68-02-3452." "April 1983." Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-69). Photocopy of typescript.