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RECORD NUMBER: 190 OF 1368

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Main Title Causes and Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Reduction: An Update.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number ISBN-0-309-03248-2; EPA-68-02-3701;
Stock Number PB82-209644
Additional Subjects Ozone ; Air pollution ; Radiation effects ; Cells(Biology) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Stratosphere ; Exposure ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Chemistry ; Molecules ; Public health ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plants(Botany) ; Hazards ; Malignant neoplasms ; Freon 11 ; Freon 12 ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Cancer ; Biological processes ; Ecosystems ; Immune responses
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NTIS  PB82-209644 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 348p
Abstract
Estimates of steady-state reductions in stratospheric ozone due to continued releases of two chlorofluorocarbons (11 and 12) at 1977 rates in the absence of other perturbations are lower than 1979 estimates by a factor between two and three. Current models suggest the steady-state reduction will lie between 5 and 9 percent. The association of nonmelanoma skin cancers with ultraviolet-B radiation suggests that reductions in stratospheric ozone will result in increases of these cancers. Exposure to ultraviolet-B also has been shown to adversely affect the immune response system; further research is needed to determine the importance of this finding for understanding photocarcinogenesis.