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Main Title Air quality criteria for ozone and other photochemical oxidants.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/8-78/004; EPA 600/8-78-004v.1-2; PB80124753
Stock Number PB80-124753
OCLC Number 06053326
Additional Subjects Air quality--United States ; Atmospheric ozone--Physiological effect ; Air--Pollution--Physiological effect ; Plants, Effect of air pollution on ; Air pollution ; Ozone ; Nitrogen oxides ; Organic compounds ; Hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; Photochemical oxidants ; Peroxyacetyl nitrate ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Air quality ; Photochemistry
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA-600/8-78-004 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/05/1993
NTIS  PB80-124753 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This document consolidates and assesses current knowledge regarding the origin of ozone and other photochemical oxidants and discusses their effect on health, vegetation, certain ecosystems, and materials. This document summarizes current data on the effects of oxidant/ozone in the ambient air on man, vegetation, and ecosystems. The effects that have been observed will form the scientific basis for supporting the present National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 160 micrograms/cu m (0.08 ppm) or a revised standard. Although nitrogen dioxide is considered one of the photochemical oxidants, oxides of nitrogen are the subject of a separate report and are therefore discussed in this document only as they participate in the formation and reactions of other photochemical oxidants. Hydrocarbons and other organics are important air pollutants because they too are precursors of other compounds formed in the atmospheric photochemical system. In this document, toxic organics are considered only with respect to eye irritation. The studies and data cited constitute the best available basis for specific standards aimed at protecting human health and the environment from photochemical oxidants in ambient air.