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Main Title Carcinogen assessment of coke oven emissions : draft /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [Office of] Research and Development,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/6-82-003
Stock Number PB83-129551
OCLC Number 41495764
Subjects Carcinogens ; Coke-oven gas--Physiological effect ; Air--Pollution--Physiological effect ; Coke-ovens--Safety measures ; Environmental health ; Mutagenesis
Additional Subjects Carcinogens ; Coal gas ; Coking ; Toxicology ; Canada ; United States ; Exposure ; Assessments ; Emission ; Metabolism ; Mutagens ; Cells(Biology) ; Estimates ; Risk ; Industrial medicine ; Allegheny County(Pennsylvania) ; Carcinogenesis ; Threshold limit values ; Occupational safety and health ; Health risks ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA-600/6-82-003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2002
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/6-82-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-6-82-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB83-129551 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 202 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Coke oven workers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and at 10 non-Allegheny County coke plants in the United States and Canada were found to be at an excess risk of mortality from cancer of all sites and from cancer of the lungs, bronchus, and trachea, kidney, and prostate. An important finding of this study was the dose-response found by both length of exposure and intensity of exposure (top or side of the ovens) for mortality from cancer of the lungs, bronchus, and trachea. A study of Japanese coke oven workers also found them to be at an excess risk of lung cancer mortality. British studies of cancer mortality in coke oven workers have generally been negative, but there were serious weaknesses in these studies.
"November 15, 1982." Includes bibliographical references.