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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Particulate matter health risk assessment for selected urban areas
Author Post, E. ; Watts, K. ; Al-Hussainy, E. ; Neubig, E. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Post, Ellen.
Riley, Nancy.
Richmond, Harvey.
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division, Health and Ecosystems Effects Group,
Year Published 2005
Report Number PB2006-102407 ; EPA 452/R-05-007A
Stock Number PB2006-102407
OCLC Number 63256770
Subjects Environmental risk assessment ; Air quality
Additional Subjects Health risks ; Risk assessment ; Particulate matter ; Urban areas ; Air pollution ; Air quality ; Health hazards ; Mortality ; Morbidity ; Health effects ; PRB(Policy relevant background)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 452-R-05-007A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2013
EJBD  EPA 452-R-05-007A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/24/2007
EKBD  EPA-452/R-05-007A Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/03/2006
NTIS  PB2006-102407 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
As part of its last review, EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) sponsored a risk assessment for two urban areas, Philadelphia County and Los Angeles County, to assess the risks associated with then-current PM levels and the effects of alternative PM standards on reducing estimated health risks attributable to PM (Abt Associates Inc., 1996; and Abt Associates Inc., 1997a,b. See also Deck et al., 2001 and Post et al., 2001 for published articles describing the risk assessment methodology used in the 1996-1997 analyses). Results were presented and discussed as part of the OAQPS Staff Paper (U.S. EPA, 1996b), that presented factors relevant to the evaluation of the then-current primary (health-based) NAAQS, as well as staff conclusions and recommendations of alternative standards for the EPA Administrator to consider. The risk assessment described in this report focuses on the two PM indicators for which EPA now anticipates making decisions - PM(sub 2.5) and PM(sub 10-2.5). The report provides a description of the methodology used, taking into account comments received from the CASAC (Hopke, 2004; Henderson, May 2005) and the public on the August 2003 and January 2005 draft reports. The report also presents the assessments of the health risks associated with 'as is' concentrations of PM(sub 2.5) and PM(sub 10-2.5) in excess of their PRB levels and various specified cutpoints, as well as an assessment of the reduced health risks associated with just meeting the current and alternative standards for PM(sub 2.5), and alternative standards for PM(sub 10-2.5). In addition, in an appendix, we present an assessment of the health risks associated with 'as is' concentrations of PM(sub 10) in excess of PRB levels. The risk assessment is based on the health effects evidence assessed in the 2004 PM CD, which includes the re-analyzed studies presented in the HEI special report (HEI, 2003). The goals of the PM risk assessment are: (1) to provide estimates of the potential magnitude of mortality and morbidity associated with current PM(sub 2.5) and PM(sub 10-2.5) levels and with attaining the current suite of PM(sub 2.5) NAAQS (as well as the reduced effects associated with attaining alternative PM(sub 2.5) and PM(sub 10-2.5) standards identified as part of this review) in specific urban areas, (2) to develop a better understanding of the influence of various inputs and assumptions on the risk estimates (e.g., choice of PRB levels, and consideration of various cutpoints below which effects are assumed not to occur), and (3) to gain insights into the nature of the risks associated with exposures to ambient PM (e.g., patterns of reduced risks associated with meeting alternative annual and daily standards).
Project officer: Nancy Riley. Work assignment manager: Harvey Richmond. "December 2005." "Abt. Associates, Inc." "EPA 452/R-05-007A." PB2006-102407. "Some of the preliminary work for this report was completed under Contract No. 68-D-98-001, Work Assignments 1-36, 2-46, 3-51, and 4-65 and Contract No. 68-D-03-002, Work Assignment No. 0-04"--p.i. Includes bibliographical references (156-161). Contract No. 68-D-03-002