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Main Title Analysis of air toxics emissions, exposures, cancer risks and controllability in five urban areas. v. 1, Base year analysis and results.
Author Wilson, J. ; Istvan, D. ; Laich, E. ; Lahre, T.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. ;Pechan (E.H.) and Associates, Inc., Springfield, VA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/450-2-89-012a
Stock Number PB89-207161
OCLC Number 20106912
Subjects Air pollution control industry.
Additional Subjects Urban areas ; Hazardous materials ; Air pollution control ; Malignant neoplasms ; Exposure ; Industrial wastes ; Exhaust emissions ; Combustion products ; Public health ; Formaldehyde ; Chromium ; Butadienes ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Risk assessment
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N/A EPA-450/2-89-012a see EPAX 8908-0009
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-2-89-012a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/09/2013
EKBD  EPA-450/2-89-012a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/1989
ELCM  EPA450-2-89-012a NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/04/1998 STATUS
ERAD  EPA 450/2-89-012a Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/25/1989
ESAD  EPA 450-2-89-012A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB89-207161 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 72 pages
The report is the first phase of a study to define the multiple source, multiple pollutant nature of the urban air toxics problem (also known as 'urban soup') and to discern what control measures (or combinations of measures) can best be employed to mitigate the urban air toxics problem. The report documents the base year analysis, involving dispersion modeling of emissions data for 25 carcinogenic air toxics in five U.S. urban areas and a subsequent exposure/risk assessment to estimate aggregate cancer incidence. Aggregate (multi-source, multi-pollutant) cancer incidence (or population risk) across the 5 cities in this study averaged about 6 excess cases per million persons, ranging from about 2 to 10 in individual cities. The most important pollutants contributing to aggregate incidence are polycyclic organic matter, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde and hexavalent chromium. The most important sources are road vehicles, comfort and industrial cooling towers, chrome platers, solvent use and fuel combustion, including woodstoves.
"EPA/450-2-89-012a." "July 1989." "Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards." Includes bibliographical references.