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Main Title Air pollution and health effects in children residing in Akron, Ohio {microform} /
Author Mostardi, Richard A. ; Woebkenberg, Nancy R. ; Ely, Daniel ; Atwood, Glenn ; Conlon, Mary
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Author Title of a Work
Mostardi, Richard A.
CORP Author Akron Univ., OH.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/1-81/004; EPA-R-804256
Stock Number PB81-152498
Subjects Air--Pollution--Ohio--Akron--Physiological effect ; Environmentally induced diseases in children--Ohio--Akron ; Air Pollution--adverse effects ; Air Pollution--in infancy & childhood ; Air Pollution--Ohio
Additional Subjects Children ; Toxicology ; Air pollution ; Ohio ; Respiratory systems ; Epidemiology ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Sulfates ; Nitrates ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Akron(Ohio) ; Environmental health ; Trace elements ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxic substances ; Particulates
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NTIS  PB81-152498 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 129 p. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of ambient air pollutants on respiratory function, incidence, and severity of acute respiratory illness, nature of pulmonary epidemiology, and trace element accumulation, in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade children in Akron, Ohio. Air pollutants were measured at three locations and included sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), total suspended particulates (TSP) and from the Hi-Vol filters, suspended sulfates (SO4=) and suspended nitrates (NO3-). The filters and bubblers were run on a twenty-four hour daily schedule and chemical analyses were carried out by Community Health Assessment Monitoring Program (CHAMP) contractors. On the basis of available aerometric information it is concluded that SO2 in combination with NO2 is primarily responsible for the reduction in lung function tests and the exacerbations seen in the children at the Seiberling school.
"Jan. 1981." "EPA 600/2-81-004." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.