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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Health assessment document for polycyclic organic matter /|
|Author||Santodonato, Joseph. ; Howard, Phillip ; Basu, Dipak ; Lande, Sheldon ; Selkirk, James K.|
|CORP Author||Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/9-79/008; EPA-68-01-2800|
|Additional Subjects||Industrial medicine ; Toxicology ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Air pollution ; Reviews ; Epidemiology ; Public health ; Ecology ; Sampling ; Detection ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Metabolism ; Congenital abnormalities ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Environmental health ; Literature surveys ; Occupational safety and health ; Analytical methods ; Carcinogenesis ; Mutagenesis ; Pharmacokinetics ; Teratology ; Benzopyrenes|
|Collation||492 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The document responds to Section 122 of the Clean Air Act as Amended August 1977, which requires the Administrator to decide whether atmospheric emissions of polycyclic organic matter (POM) potentially endanger public health. This document reviews POM data on chemical and physical properties, atmospheric forms, atmospheric fate and transport, measurement techniques, ambient levels, toxicology, occupational health, and epidemiology. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), such as the carcinogen benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), and their neutral nitrogen analogs are the two POM chemical groups occurring most frequently in ambient air. The major environmental sources of POM's appear to be the combustion or pyrolysis of materials containing carbon and hydrogen. There is general agreement that POM compounds are associated with suspended particulate matter from both mobile and stationary sources, principally respirable particles. Available monitoring data suggest that many POM compounds associated with particulate matter probably are stable in ambient air for several days. The major health concern over exposure to POM's is their carcinogenicity. POM's gain ready access to the body's circulation either by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Although it cannot be stated unequivocally that any POM's are human carcinogens, several of these compounds are among the more potent animal carcinogens known.
"February 1979." EPA-600/9-79-008. Microfiche.