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Main Title Epidemiological Evidence for Aggravation and Promotion of COPD by Acid Air Pollution.
Author Dockery, D. W. ; Speizer, F. E. ;
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. ;Newcastle Univ. (Australia).;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R811650; EPA/600/D-90/040;
Stock Number PB90-221722
Additional Subjects Epidemiology ; Graphs(Charts) ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Foreign technology ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Obstructive lung diseases ; Environmental exposure pathway
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-221722 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/27/1990
Collation 29p
The chapter discusses epidemiologic evidence for the role of acidic aerosols in the development and exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The hypothesis that sulfuric acid was the most important component of the mix of pollutants responsible for classic air pollution episodes was first proposed more than 50 years ago. However, analyses of these episodes and more recent epidemiologic studies of lower level exposures are suggestive but not conclusive, primarily because of the limitations in technology available for measuring exposure.