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Main Title Preliminary Particulate Matter Mass Concentrations Associated with Longitudinal Panel Studies: Assessing Human Exposures of High Risk Subpopulations to Particulate Matter.
Author Williams, R. ; Wallace, L. ; Suggs, J. ; Evans, G. ; Creason, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 2001
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/R-01/086;
Stock Number PB2002-100444
Additional Subjects Particulates ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Patients ; Exposure ; Data bases ; Data collection ; Man environment interactions ; Temporal variations ; Recommendations ; Concentrations ; Ambient sites ;
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NTIS  PB2002-100444 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 71p
The NERL Particulate Matter Longitudinal Panel Studies were used to characterize temporal variations of personal exposure to PM and related co-pollutants, including that of PM measured at ambient sites. These studies were fundamental in understanding the associations between personal exposure to PM, PM measured at ambient sites, and health effects, especially for susceptible sub-populations. Projects were designed to evaluate different sub-populations, regions of the country, seasons, and housing conditions. Susceptible sub-populations including chronic obstructive-pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, individuals with cardiovascular disease, the elderly, and asthmatics among others. These studies represented a cooperative effort between the NERL and other scientific organizations. This report documents the progress of field data collections associated with the aforementioned studies and reports preliminary data from those studies where data validation has been completed. Collected data is being used to develop databases representing actual human exposures to particulate matter and related copollutants of ambient origin. These data fill a critical scientific need for the Agency in identifying potentially important exposure variables, as well as providing inputs for modeling and risk assessments.