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Main Title Development of an economics-based methodology for projecting future pollution problems /
Author Stacey, G. S. ; Flinn., James E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Flinn, James E.,
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Health and Ecological Effects.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological Effects,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-011; EPA-68-01-1837
Stock Number PB-284 337
OCLC Number 04106821
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Poisons. ; Pollution--United States. ; Environmental Pollution. ; Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Economic analysis ; Ranking ; Forecasting ; Methodology ; Public health ; Sources ; Growth trends ; Chemical industry ; Toxicology ; Substitutes ; Tables(Data) ; Mathematical models ; Information systems ; Toxic substances ; Chemical compounds ; SIC numbers ; Environmental management
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=930011E5.PDF
Holdings
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EHAM  TD180.S663 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/5-78-011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-011 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EJED  EPA-600/5-78-011 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/28/1995
EKAM  EPA/600/5-78/011 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-78-011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/02/2003
NTIS  PB-284 337 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 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The research in this project was devoted to developing a methodology having utility for an ultimate purpose of identifying potential future toxic substance pollution problems. An approach was desired that would be systematic, comprehensive, and futuristic. The methodology that has resulted is an economics-based one that initiates the identification of problems by focusing on the potential for their occurrence in the production, exchange, and consumption of goods and services. The methodology was developed and tested by exercising the various components. The steps in the approach are to rank products (exchanged in the marketplace) according to the potential they have for being associated with future pollution problems. For the high ranked products, additional information on the chemical constituents of the product are identified. The final step is to analyze the chemical constituents to determine which chemicals occur frequently and in large quantities. At the same time the potential that each of the chemicals has for resulting in toxic substance problems would be assessed. In ranking the products parameters on historical growth, future growth, dispersion technical change, and value of shipments were developed and used. A specific group of products was examined to determine their chemical content. The results of this effort showed that identifying chemical constituents of products required considerable resources. The final step of analyzing chemicals to determine frequency and quantity was developed conceptually but due to resource limitations could not be applied. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Notes
"June 1978." "Contract no. 68-01-1837, (Program Element 1HA095)." "Contributors: Kathy S. Smoler, Garson A. Lutz, and John L. Moore." Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-85).