ERIC Number: ED070647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter.
National Air Pollution Control Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
To assist states in developing air quality standards, this book offers a review of literature related to atmospheric particulates and the development of criteria for air quality. It not only summarizes the current scientific knowledge of particulate air pollution, but points up the major deficiencies in that knowledge and the need for further research. Focused upon is total particulate matter of the kind normally measured by high-volume and paper-tape sampling methods and by dustfall collection. Further, it considers the effects of particulate matter in conjunction with some gaseous materials where important synergistic effects are observed. Methods of measuring the effects of particulate matter on meteorological conditions, atmospheric visibility, materials, and vegetation are documented, as well as the resulting economic loss. Public awareness of air pollution and the role of particulate matter in the odor problem are assessed. There is a chapter on the respiratory system, discussing particulate deposition therein and removal therefrom, necessary to understanding the final chapters which survey toxicological effects of particulate matter and the epidemiological data for man and animals. A glossary of terms, lists of symbols, abbreviations, and conversion factors for various units of measurement, author index, and subject index are provided. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: National Air Pollution Control Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.