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Main Title Health assessment document for diesel engine exhaust.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/600/8-90/057F
Stock Number PB2003-101331
OCLC Number 50853776
Subjects Health risk assessment ; Diesel fuels--Health aspects ; Diesel motor exhaust gas--Health aspects
Additional Subjects Health assessment ; Diesel engines ; Exhaust gases ; Health hazards ; Environmental factors ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollutants ; Air pollution effect on health ; Industrial health hazards ; Dosimetry ; Environmental carcinogens ; Dose-response relationships ; CD-ROM
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/600/8-90-057F Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/27/2002
EHBD  EPA/600/8-90/057F CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/23/2007
EJED  EPA/600/8-90/057F OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/31/2003
EKBD  EPA/600/8-90/057F Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/08/2002
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-90-057F Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 600/8-90-057F Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/25/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-8-90-057F Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/31/2005
NTIS  PB2003-101331 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
This assessment examined information regarding the possible health hazards associated with exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DE), which is a mixture of gases and particles. The assessment concludes that long-term (i.e., chronic) inhalation exposure is likely to pose a lung cancer hazard to humans, as well as damage the lung in other ways depending on exposure. Short-term (i.e., acute) exposures can cause irritation and inflammatory symptoms of a transient nature, these being highly variable across the population. The assessment also indicates that evidence for exacerbation of existing allergies and asthma symptoms is emerging. The assessment recognizes that DE emissions, as a mixture of many constituents, also contribute to ambient concentrations of several criteria air pollutants including nitrogen oxides and fine particles, as well as other air toxics. The assessments health hazard conclusions are based on exposure to exhaust from diesel engines built prior to the mid-1990s. The health hazard conclusions, in general, are applicable to engines currently in use, which include many older engines. As new diesel engines with cleaner exhaust emissions replace existing engines, the applicability of the conclusions in this Health Assessment Document will need to be reevaluated.
"EPA/600/8-90/057F." "May 2002." Includes bibliographical references.