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Main Title A literature search and analysis of information regarding sources, uses, production, consumption, reported medical cases, and toxicology of platinum and palladium / Douglas L. Worf.
Author Mayer, R. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Prehn, W. L.
Johnson, D. E.
Worf, Douglas L.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, Tex.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Human Studies Lab.
Publisher Human Studies Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/650-1-74-008; EPA-68-02-1274; SwRI-01-3881
Stock Number PB-238 546
OCLC Number 05624775
Subjects Platinum--Bibliography ; Palladium--Bibliography ; Hazardous substances--Bibliography
Additional Subjects Platinum ; Palladium ; Toxicology ; Reviews ; Industrial medicine ; Deposits ; Production rate ; Requirements ; Environments ; Hazardous materials ; Public health ; Air pollution
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 650-1-74-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/23/2016
EKBD  EPA-650/1-74-008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/17/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-1-74-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 650/1-74-008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-238 546 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm.
An intensive search of the literature provides the basis for the following conclusions concerning platinum and palladium. An average of 3.7 million troy ounces of platinum and palladium were produced in the world in the four-year 1969-1972 period. The United States consumed about a third of this. The proved world reserves amount to some 394 million troy ounces, with considerable promise of increasing these reserves through new explorations, half of the proved reserves are in the Republic of South Africa and 45% in the Soviet Union. No data exist by which an estimate can be made of transfer of platinum and palladium to the environment. Investigations show that only the salts of platinum present human health hazards. Industrial exposure to these is limited to the mining and refining of platinum ores and the preparation of catalysts for chemical and petroleum refining industries.
"EPA/650-1-74-008." "April 1974."