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Main Title Baseline levels of platinum and palladium in human tissue /
Author Johnson, Donald E. ; Prevost, R. John ; Tillery, John B. ; Camann, David E. ; Hosenfeld., John M.
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Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Donald E.
Johnson, Donald Edgar
CORP Author Southwest Research Institute.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/1-76/019; EPA-68-02-1274
Stock Number PB-251 885
Subjects Platinum. ; Palladium. ; Lead. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices.
Additional Subjects Platinum ; Palladium ; Lead(Metal) ; Air pollution ; Metal(Industry) ; Blood ; Bioassay ; Tissues(Biology) ; Humans ; Epidemiology ; California ; Spectrophotometry ; Urine ; Analyzing ; Tables(Data) ; Recommendations ; Water analysis ; Soil analysis ; Hair ; Faces ; Mines(Excavations) ; Catalytic converters ; Exhaust gases ; Baseline measurements ; Los Angeles(California) ; Lancaster(California) ; Air sampling ; Body burdens ; Catalytic reactors(Exhaust systems)
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NTIS  PB-251 885 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective is to determine baseline levels of platinum and palladium in the population and environment prior to wide-spread use of catalyst-equipped vehicles. Lead is determined to ascertain the future epidemiological effect of non-leaded gasoline. The report presents the results of an epidemiological study of populations living near a freeway in Los Angeles, California, and in the high desert region of Lancaster, California, for concentrations of platinum, palladium, and lead in blood, urine, hair, feces, autopsy tissues, ambient air, surface water and soil. Platinum and palladium are determined in samples from miners in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and metal refinery workers in New Jersey. Analytical methods are developed for platinum, palladium, and lead using atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
Contract no. 68-02-1274. Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181). Microfiche.