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Main Title Benzo[a]pyrene and trace metals in Charleston, South Carolina /
Author Spangler, Carl. ; Nevers., Noel de
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Author Title of a Work
De Nevers, Noel.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Monitoring and Data Analysis Division,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA/450-2-75-004
Stock Number PB-243 465
OCLC Number 44440680
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Polycyclic compounds ; Carcinogens ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Trace elements ; Sampling ; Public health ; Soils ; Air quality ; Benzopyrenes ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Charleston(South Carolina) ; Air pollution sampling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-2-75-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/2-75-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/30/2000
ELBD  EPA 450-2-75-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/19/2004
ESAD  EPA 450-2-75-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-243 465 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 50 pages : illustrations maps ; 28 cm
Charleston, S.C., along with some other cities in the Southeastern Coast and Gulf Coast area, has an anomalously high incidence of deaths resulting from lung cancer-about 50 percent higher than the national average. Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and trace metals are widely suspected of being causative agents in lung cancer. A survey of BaP and trace metals in the ambient air in Charleston reveals, however, that the air concentrations are lower than the national averages. To test the view that atmospheric concentrations of BaP can readily be inferred from soil concentrations, soil samples were taken in Charleston at sites roughly corresponding to the area in which air was subject to testing in the air sampling program. From the limited data available, the Charleston soil values of BaP do not appear extraordinarily high. Thus, it seems safe to infer that the abnormally high death rate resulting from lung cancer is not due to higher-than normal exposure to the agents addressed.
"Noel de Nevers, University of Utah." "June 1975." Final report. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/450-2-75-004." PB243 465. "Appendix A ... prepared by Geological Resources, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina"--Page 19. "Appendix B. . . prepared by Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina"--Page 39.