Characterization of ambient air pollution for stochastic health models [electronic resource].
- Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 229 : digital, PDF file
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- Massachusetts Institute of Technology and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- This research is an analysis of various measures of ambient air pollution useful in cross-sectional epidemiological investigations and rick assessments. The Chestnut Ridge area health effects investigation, which includes a cross-sectional study of respiratory symptoms in young children, is used as a case study. Four large coal-fired electric generating power plants are the dominant pollution sources in this area of western Pennsylvania. The air pollution data base includes four years of sulfur dioxide and five years of total suspended particulate concentrations at seventeen monitors. Some 70 different characterizations of pollution are constructed and tested. These include pollutant concentrations at various percentiles and averaging times, exceedence measures which show the amount of time a specified threshold concentration is exceeded, and several dosage measures which transform non-linear dose-response relationships onto pollutant concentrations.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 08/01/1981., "doe/ev/04968-5", "DE82005462", and Batterman, S.A.
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