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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Formaldehyde-Contaminated Fog Effects on Plant Growth.
Author Barker, J. R. ; Shimabuku, R. A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/255;
Stock Number PB93-121101
Additional Subjects Plant growth ; Formaldehyde ; Fog ; Air pollution control ; Water ; Volatile organic compounds ; Anthropogenic sources ; Alcohol fuels ; Combustion ; Garbage ; Incinerators ; Grasses ; Forest fires ; Bacteria ; Vegetation ; Solvents ; Electricity ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-121101 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 10p
Increasing attention is being given to atmospheric formaldehyde as actual and potential levels may increase. Atmospheric formaldehyde results from both natural processes and anthropogenic emissions. Natural processes include in situ formation through the photooxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs); releases from forest and grass fires; and biogenic emissions from bacteria and vegetation. Anthropogenic sources of atmospheric formaldehyde are numerous and include fuel combustion, garbage incineration, solvent use, electricity generation, among many others. The results of the fumigation study show that formaldehyde in fog water, at ambient concentrations currently reported in the SCAB (concentrations that, according to the literature, also likely occur in other regions of the United States), may inhibit the growth and reproductive potential of some plant species.