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Main Title Sources of emissions of polychlorinated biphenyls into the ambient atmosphere and indoor air /
Author MacLeod, Kathryn E.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Analytical Chemistry Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-022
Stock Number PB-297122
OCLC Number 31951879
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Sources ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Earth fills ; Transformers ; Industrial wastes ; Sites ; Chemical analysis ; Electric substations ; Ballasts(Electric) ; Fluorescent lamps ; Monitoring ; Gas analysis ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Biphenyl/perchloro ; Air pollution detection
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9101A10D.PDF
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EJAD  EPA 600/4-79-022 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/16/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-79-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-79-022 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/22/2003
EMBD  EPA/600/4-79/022 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/27/1995
EOBD  EPA 600-4-79-022 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 04/08/2005 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 600/4-79-022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-022 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-297 122 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 70 p. : ill.
Abstract
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) have been identified in air samples from many parts of the world since 1960s. This study was undertaken to identify and compare different sources of PCB in indoor and outdoor air. All sampling was performed in central North Carolina. The suspected sources that were tested were flourescent light ballasts, landfills, electrical substations, a transformer manufacturer, and the sites of illegal dumpings. Defective light ballasts emit large quantities of PCB and are an important indoor source. Capacitors in small electrical equipment may also be an important source. In general, indoor air levels of PCB were at least one order of magnitude higher than outdoor levels. The data indicate that the landfills and electrical substations tested are not major sources of PCB. The transformer manufacturer had elevated levels of PCB in the immediate area of the plant but did not contribute greatly to the levels found off the property. The spill sites also had elevated levels of the contaminant in their immediate area, but the levels 50-100 m away were normal for rural areas.
Notes
"March 1979." Includes bibliographical references (p. 68-70). Photocopy.