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Main Title Mutagenic Atmospheric Aerosol Sources Apportioned by Receptor Modeling.
Author Stevens, R. K. ; Lewis, C. W. ; Dzubay, T. G. ; Baumgardner, R. E. ; Zweidinger, R. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Sandia Labs., Albuquerque, NM. ;National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/005;
Stock Number PB90-217399
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Air pollution ; Aerosols ; Tables(Data) ; Carbon 14 ; Site surveys ; Reprints ; Mutagenicity tests ; Carcinogenicity tests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-217399 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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During winter 1985 EPA collected air quality samples and data in residential locations in Albuquerque, NM and Raleigh, NC as part of its Integrated Air Cancer Project. Major objectives of the study were to evaluate new sampling, analysis and receptor modeling procedures and to apportion fine particle mass and mutagenic activity of the organic fraction of fine particles to appropriate sources. Samples were collected in the two cities for 12-hour periods beginning at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. The schedule was followed to aid in resolving the organic and inorganic chemical species emitted from residential wood burning (normally a night time activity) and from mobile source emissions. Samples were analyzed for mutagenicity, organic carbon, 14C content and inorganic species. Data from these analyses served as input to a multi-linear regression (MLR) model that calculates the relative contribution of extractable particulate organic matter and mutagenic activity observed in these two cities. The 14C results were used to validate the MLR model. Even though the monitoring sites in these cities, were both selected and found to be heavily impacted by residential wood burning (83% & 94% of the organic aerosol mass due to wood burning), a proportionately larger % of the mutagenicity of the fine particles was attributed to mobile sources (25 and 37%).