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Main Title Evidence for the Influence of Sulfur Oxides and Particulates on Morbidity.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Toxicology Div.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/101;
Stock Number PB-294 919
Additional Subjects Morbidity ; Toxicology ; Sulfur oxides ; Reviews ; Humans ; Oxides ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Epidemiology ; Air pollution ; Physiological effects ; Public health ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Particulates ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Illnesses ; Environmental health
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NTIS  PB-294 919 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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Abstract The review puts into perspective the relationship of human morbidity to the occurrence of sulfur oxides and related particulates in the atmosphere. There is no question that such a relationship exists. But the many problems of terminology and technology make a precise and unequivocal interpretation of the data impossible. Most of the morbidity data come from epidemiologic studies; air pollution epidemiology is undeniably a multidisciplinary endeavor with all the problems inherent therein; its interpretation, when recognizing these problems, can provide a holistic view that is greater than the sum of its components. Any single study in air pollution epidemiology could lead equally qualified, honest individuals to widely divergent interpretations. The data must, therefore, be interpreted in a critical, but open-minded fashion that recognizes methodologic problems and leans toward qualitative conclusions rather than straining for rigid quantitative results. This evidence provides a basis into which can be inserted the more quantitative data from animal toxicology, in vitro metabolic studies, and clinical research that lead to the final judgmental process of developing regulatory policy.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Bull. of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2nd Series, v54 n11 p1137-1154 Dec 78.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Evidence for the Influence of Sulfur Oxides and Particulates on Morbidity.
PUB Date Free Form Dec 78
Category Codes 6T; 6F; 57Y; 57U; 68G; 68A
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323760738
Origin NTIS
Type CAT