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Main Title Effects of Sulfur Oxide Pollutants on Respiratory Function, Particle Deposition and Bronchial Clearance.
Author Lippmann, Morton ;
CORP Author New York Univ. Medical Center, NY. Inst. of Environmental Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-68-02-1716; EPA-666/1-80-035;
Stock Number PB81-168288
Additional Subjects Sulfur oxides ; Toxicology ; Respiratory system ; Physiological effects ; Bronchi ; Donkeys ; Laboratory animals ; Inhalation ; Exposure ; Aerosols ; Lung ; Ammonium sulfate ; Sulfuric acid ; Mist ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB81-168288 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 52p
The effects of sulfur oxide pollutants on respiratory function, particle deposition, and bronchial clearance were explored in a series of three studies, two on donkeys and one on humans. In the first study, the effects of one-hour inhalation exposures to 0.3 - 0.6 micrograms H2SO4 and (NH4)2SO4 aerosols in the donkey were studied in terms of alterations in pulmonary flow resistance and dynamic compliance, and changes in the regional deposition and tracheobronchial mucociliary clearance of an inert test aerosol. In the second study, the effect of chronic inhalation exposures to sulfuric acid mist upon mucociliary clearance from the lungs was studied, using the donkey as an analogue for man. Four animals were exposed one hour per day, five days per week, for six months; two to a concentration of 102 micrograms/cu m, the other to 106 micrograms/cu m. In the final study, the mucociliary particle clearance and respiratory mechanics of twelve healty nonsmokers exposed to 1/2 micrometer H2SO4 at 0 (control), 100, 300, and 1,000 micrograms/cu m for one hour per day for four days were examined.