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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Selenium /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Horton, Robert J. M.
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Selenium.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600-1-76-014; EPA-68-02-1226
Stock Number PB-251 318
OCLC Number 03399647
Subjects Environmental Health. ; Selenium. ; Environmental Pollution. ; Selenium--physiology.
Additional Subjects Selenium ; Toxicity ; Nonmetals ; Recommendations ; Air pollution ; Physiological effects ; Surveys ; Food chains ; Toxicology ; Sampling ; Tables(Data) ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Environmental health
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-1-76-014 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/27/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-1-76-014 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2014
EJED  EPA 600/1-76/014 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/21/2003
ELBD  EPA 600-1-76-014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/15/2016
NTIS  PB-251 318 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report is an in-depth study that attempts to assemble, organize, and interpret present-day information on selenium and its compounds, and the effects of these substances on man, animals, and plants. Emphasis is given to the effects of selenium on man, conclusions are drawn from the evaluation of current knowledge on the subject, and recommendations are made for further research. Although selenium is highly toxic in many of its chemical forms, a number of factors suggest that it probably is not a significant pollution problem. The bulk of the industrial uses of selenium are such that only small amounts of the element are injected into the ecosphere. Burning of coal and oil are estimated to account for nearly 70% of the selenium emitted into the atmosphere, but dispersion of selenium as a result of fossil fuel combustion does not appear to be an important pollution problem. There is little evidence to indicate any biomagnification of selenium in the food chain.
Also published by the National Academy of Sciences in the series Medical and biologic effects of environmental pollutants. "EPA/600-1-76-014." "January 1976." Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-310).