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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Air pollution exposure and immunoglobulin levels /
CORP Author Meloy Laboratories, Inc.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number 68-02-0586; EPA 650-1-75-005; EPA-68-02-0586
Stock Number PB-242138
OCLC Number 37571656
Subjects Air--Pollution. ; Pollution--Physiological effect. ; Tobacco--Physiological effect.
Additional Subjects Immunity ; Exposure ; Air pollution ; Health ; Respiratory diseases ; Serum globulin ; Cigarette smoking ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Immunoglobulins ; Immunoelectrophoresis
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EJAD  EPA 650/1-75-005 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/12/1997
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-1-75-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/16/2017
ESAD  EPA 650-1-75-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/17/2004
NTIS  PB-242 138 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 iii, 15 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective of the study was to determine whether air pollution affects serum levels of immunoglobulins to a different degree in smokers than in nonsmokers. The sera tested were obtained from army recruits in the Chicago area, 517 smokers and 147 nonsmokers. The smokers and nonsmokers were further categorized by geographic location and by the presence of cough and phlegm. Quantitative determination of levels of IgA, IgG, IgM, and C3 in the samples of sera were by the method of single radial immunodiffusion described by Fahey and McKelvey. The results indicated that no significant differences existed between the mean concentrations of immunoglobulins when smokers were compared to nonsmokers by geographic location, nor were there significant differences between smokers with cough and phlegm and those without.
Contract no. 68-02-0586, program element no. 1AA005. "March 1974." "EPA 650-1-75-005." Cover title. Project officer: Dr. Carl Hayes.