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Main Title Collection, Chemical Fractionation, and Mutagenicity Bioassay of Ambient Air Particulate.
Author Huisingh, Joellen Lewtas ; Waters, Michael ; Claxton, Larry ; Kolber, Alan ; Wolff, Thomas ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/D-81-286;
Stock Number PB83-239731
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Air pollution ; Toxicology ; Collection ; Sampling ; Distillation ; Particulates ; Cancer ; Mutagenesis
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NTIS  PB83-239731 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 28p
Abstract
The influence of industrialization and consequent increased concentration of urban particulate matter on the incidence of cancer has long been a concern. The first bioassays used to evaluate complex ambient air samples were whole-animal carcinogenesis bioassays. In these studies, organic extracts of urban particulate matter were found to be carcinogenic in rodents. Carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), such as benzo(a)pyrene, were detected in these extracts; however, these compounds did not account for all of the carcinogenic activity reported.