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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Health Consequences of Sulfur Oxides: A Report from CHESS, 1970-1971.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-650/l-74-004;
Stock Number PB-234 920
Additional Subjects Sulfur oxides ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Exposure ; New York ; Utah ; Respiratory diseases ; Epidemiology ; Thresholds(Perception) ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Tables(Data) ; Asthma ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; CHESS(Community Health and Environmental Surveillance System) ; Chronic diseases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-234 920 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 428p
Community Health and Environmental Surveillance Systems (CHESS) studies provide dose-response information relating short- and long-term air pollution exposures to adverse health effects. This report presents results of studies in CHESS communities in New York and the Salt Lake Basin during 1970-1971. Studies in Idaho-Montana, Chicago, and Cincinnati, employing health indicators similar to those used in CHESS, are also included. Attention is focused on effects of sulfur oxides, but the relative contribution of various pollutants, especially sulfur dioxide, particulates, and suspended sulfates, is considered. Health indicators of long-term pollution effects included acute and chronic respiratory illness and ventilatory function. Indicators of short-term effects were cardiopulmonary symptoms and asthma. Threshold estimates for the pollutants considered support existing National Primary Air Quality Standards for long-term exposures.