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Main Title Toxicological effects of fine particulate matter derived from the destruction of the World Trade Center /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gavett, Stephen H.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA 600/R-02/028
Stock Number PB2003-102737
OCLC Number 51326318
Subjects Air--Pollution--Toxicology ; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 ; Air--Pollution--New York (State)--New York--Measurement ; Particles ; Air Pollutants--toxicity ; Air Pollution--adverse effects ; Terrorism ; New York (NY) ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Air Pollutants--toxicity--New York (State)--New York ; Air Pollution--adverse effects--New York (State)--New York ; Terrorism--New York (State)--New York ; Air--Pollution--New York (NY)--Measurement ; Air pollution--Environmental--New York (NY)
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Particulates ; New York ; Health risks ; Dusts ; Respiration ; Environmental exposure ; Human health effects ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; World Trade Center ; New York City(New York)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 600/R-02/028 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/11/2003
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/R-02/028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/16/2013
EJBD  EPA 600/R-02/028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/16/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/R-02-028 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
NTIS  PB2003-102737 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 53 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The goal of the experiments described in this report was to evaluate the toxicity of fine particulate matter (PM) derived from the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) on the respiratory tract of mice, and thereby contribute to the short-term health risk assessment of WTC PM being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency. The adopted approach allowed a comparison of the intrinsic acute toxicity of fine WTC PM in the respiratory tract to well-studied PM reference samples that range in toxicity from essentially inert to quite toxic. The fundamental question was whether fine WTC PM was uniquely highly toxic. This toxicological research complements efforts by EPA and other organizations to assess the extent and level of worker and public exposures to PM derived from the WTC disaster and recovery efforts. This research is informative, but it is of limited scope, with a focus on the toxicological effects of the fine fraction of WTC dust from a single exposure.
"EPA 600/R-02/028." "December 2002." Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-53).