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Main Title Air quality criteria for particulate matter.
CORP Author United States. National Air Pollution Control Administration.
Publisher U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Environmental Health Service, National Air Pollution Control Administration,
Year Published 1969
Report Number 450R69101; EPA 450-R-69-101; AP-49; NAPCA-Pub-AP-49
OCLC Number 48634763
Subjects Air quality--Standards. ; Air Pollution.
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Effectiveness) ; ( Particles ; Air pollution) ; Sources ; Emissivity ; Meteorology ; Plants(Botany) ; Particle size ; Economics ; Toxicity ; Humans ; Solar radiation ; Respiratory system ; Diseases ; Quality control ; Epidemiology ; Materials ; Air quality criteria
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA AP-49 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/15/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-R-69-101 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2009
EKBD  EPA-AP-49 c.1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-AP-49 c.2 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/17/2019
ERAD  AP-49 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/26/2016
ESAD  AP-49 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESBD  EPA 450-R-69-101 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/15/2016 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB-190 251 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiv, 211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Air quality criteria are an expression of the scientific knowledge of the relationship between various concentrations of pollutants in the air and their adverse effects on man and his environment. They are issued to assist the States in developing air quality standards. Air quality criteria are descriptive; that is, they describe the effects that have been observed to occur when the ambient air level of a pollutant has reached or exceeded specific figures for a specific time period. In developing criteria, many factors have to be considered. The chemical and physical characteristics of the pollutants and the techniques available for measuring these characteristics must be considered, along with exposure time, relative humidity, and other conditions of the environment. The criteria must consider the contribution of all such variables to the effects of air pollution on human health, agriculture, materials, visibility, and climate. Further, the individual characteristics of the receptor must be taken into account. The particulate matter commonly found dispersed in the atmosphere is composed of a large variety of substances. Some of these--flourides, beryllium, lead, and asbestos, for example--are known to be directly toxic, although not necessarily at levels routinely found in the atmosphere today.
"January 1969." Includes bibliographical references.