SUMMARY OF EPA AND OTHER PROGRAMS ON THE POTENTIAL CARCINOGENICITY OF DIESEL EXHAUST
Much research has been performed to evaluate the health effects associated with exposure to Diesel emissions. The research performed falls into five general areas: mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, non-genetic effects, characterization and epidemiology. EPA is conducting a massive research program that includes studies in each area. Since epidemiological data for Diesel emissions are limited, a major portion of EPA's research effort involves determining the relative mutagenic and carcinogenic potency of Diesel emissions compared to potencies of comparative emissions for which epidemiological data are available. EPA will use the results of these studies with epidemiological data for the comparative sources to assess the human health risk associated with exposure to Diesel emissions.
Environmental Protection AgencyControl Technology Assessment and Characterization Branch
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- Carey, P M
- Publication Date: 1981-8
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Carcinogens; Crash exposure; Diesel engines; Epidemiology; Exhaust gases; Hazards; Health; Risk assessment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Exposure
- Old TRIS Terms: Mutagens
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00346795
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/AA/CTAB/PA/81-19Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1982 12:00AM