||Health Effects Information Relating to Particulate Matter.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Science Advisory Board.
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The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) met on December 16-17, 1985 to hold a preliminary discussion with EPA staff and members of the public on health effects information relating to particulate matter that has become available since the Committee's last official review of such data. The new scientific information includes: respiratory tract regional deposition patterns; epidemiological studies of mortality and morbidity effects associated with both short-term and long-term particulate exposures; and health effects related to acid aerosols. The preliminary view is that it does not require a fundamental alteration of the structure of the proposed particulate standards at this time or fundamentally change the authors understanding of the mechanisms by which particulate exposures affect public health. There is concern as to whether the current proposed ranges of interest are as scientifically supportable as they were in November 1981 when they were last examined by CASAC.