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Main Title Air Pollution Assessment of Cresols.
Author Gordon., J. ;
CORP Author Mitre Corp., McLean, Va.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Year Published 1976
Report Number MTR-7227; EPA-68-02-1495;
Stock Number PB-256 737
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Cresols ; Air pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Chemical industry ; Industrial hygiene ; Assessment ; Toxicity ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Material handling ; Crude oil ; Coal tar ; Refineries ; Industrial wastes ; Research ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sources ; Solvents ; Effluents ; Ventilation ; Maintenance ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Carcinogens ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 737 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 76p
Cresol is a methyl substituted, hydroxylated aromatic hydrocarbon that occurs in three isomeric forms. Cresols are refined from coal tar or petroleum; they can also be synthesized. Cresols are toxic to both fauna and flora. Poisoning of humans has resulted from inhalation, ingestion, and absorption of cresol through skin and mucous membranes. Cresol affects the central nervous system, the kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, and stomach. Some fatalities and also carcinogenicity have been attributed to cresol. The principal sources of cresol emissions to the atmosphere are the production of cresols and the production of coke. Adsorption onto activated carbon is the best method for controlling the emission of cresol vapors into the atmosphere.