||Reference guide to odor thresholds for hazardous air pollutants listed in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 /
Cain, W. S. ;
Shoaf, C. R. ;
Velasquez, S. F. ;
Selevan, S. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment. ;Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. John B. Pierce Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
||EPA/600/R-92/047; EPA-68-D9-0173; ECAO-R-0397
Odors--Measurement--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ;
Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ;
Hazardous substances--United States--Measurement--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ;
Air pollution control ;
Odor detection ;
Risk assessment ;
Toxic substances ;
Public health ;
Clean Air Act ;
Chemical compounds ;
Pollution regulations ;
Public opinion ;
Information transfer ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||91 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In response to numerous requests for information related to odor thresholds, this document was prepared by the Air Risk Information Support Center in its role in providing technical assistance to State and Local government agencies on risk assessment of air pollutants. A discussion of basic concepts related to olfactory function and the measurement of odor thresholds is presented. A detailed discussion of criteria which are used to evaluate the quality of published odor threshold values is provided. The use of odor threshold information in risk assessment is discussed. The results of a literature search and review of odor threshold information for the chemicals listed as hazardous air pollutants in the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 is presented. The published odor threshold values are critically evaluated based on the criteria discussed and the values of acceptable quality are used to determine a geometric mean or best estimate.
"March 1992." Includes bibliographical references (pages 3-1-3-14). "EPA600/R-92/047." Microfiche.