||Exposure of high risk subpopulations to particles : final report (APM-21)/
Wallace, L. A. ;
Williams, R. W. ;
Rodes, C. ;
Liu, L. J. S. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Washington Univ., Seattle. ;Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
||EPA/600/R-03/145; NERL-RTP-HEASD-03-194; PB2004106734
Air pollution ;
Environmental exposure ;
Public health ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Toxic substances ;
Environmental effects ;
Health effects ;
Pulmonary disease ;
Heart disease ;
Seasonal variations ;
Air pollution monitoring
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
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||ix, 61, 4p. : ill., charts, graphs ; 28 cm.
This final report describes results of studies EPA conducted on the exposure of high-risk subpopulations to particles. The overall goal of these studies was to relate personal exposure to outdoor concentrations of particles, particularly fine particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM(sub 2.5)). The studies were carried out by EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), and by two university consortia (Harvard University School of Public Health and the University of Washington Department of Environmental Studies). All studies included repeated measurements over 10-28 days of personal, indoor, and outdoor air PM(sub 2.5), including indoor and outdoor air PM(sub 10) and associated co-pollutants. Nearly 2500 personal PM(sub 2.5) filters and a much larger number of indoor and outdoor PM(sub 2.5) and PM(sub 10) filters were collected from more than 200 participants in 5 cities. All participants filled out identical household questionnaires and time-activity diaries providing information on where they spent their time and what particle sources were active. Participants were chosen from several high-risk subpopulations: adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and hypertension, and children with asthma. Healthy cohorts were also included as controls. Some participants were in retirement homes but most lived in their own homes or apartments.
"December 2003." "EPA/600/R-03/145." Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-61). Final report.