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Main Title Suspended particulate matter /
Author Adamason, Lucile F. ; Adamson, Lucile F. ; Bruce, Robert M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bruce, Robert M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/ 9-79-006
Stock Number PB82-189556
OCLC Number 09188445
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Ecology ; Public health ; Forecasting ; Standards ; Aerosols ; Concentration(Composition) ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Clean air act amendments of 1977
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/ 9-79-006 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/9-79-006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/15/1995 DISPERSAL
EJED  EPA 600/9-79-006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/08/1999
ERAD  EPA 600/ 9-79-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/04/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-9-79-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB82-189556 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 75 pages : diagrams, tables ; 28 cm
This report is in response to Section 403(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act as Amended August 1977. The report covers: (1) a review of the physical and chemical characteristics of airborne particles (source, composition, and sampling site as related to size); (2) a review of the effects of particulate matter on public welfare (ecological, materials, atmospheric, aesthetic); (3) the status of human exposure to airborne particles as related to source; and (4) a review of the effects of airborne particles on human health (lung deposition, chemical composition, interactions, and potentiating conditions). Although there is a wide divergence of opinion among experts and scientific groups with respect to the issues of particulates (cf. Appendix A), the following can be concluded from the available information: (1) High levels of airborne particles have been associated with episodes of high pollution during the past, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States. (2) Although pollution levels have declined in many U.S. localities in recent decades, there is still need for improvement in several of our cities. (3) Additional research is needed to improve the scientific basis for future airborne particle standards as outlined by EPA (cf. Dr. Cortesi in the Culver Pilot Study of Particulate Matter).
"EPA-600/ 9-79-006." "June 1979."