BENZENE. ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION, AMBIENT LEVELS, AND FATE

This report reviews and evaluates available information pertinent to an assessment of benzene contamination of the environment. Benzene losses from commercial (production and use) and non-commercial (automotive emissions and oil spills) sources were considered. It is estimated that of the total quantity that is released to the environment more than half results from motor vehicle emissions. Monitoring data somewhat support this contention. Available information on the environmental persistence of benzene suggests that it degrades slowly.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University Research Corporation

    Life Sciences Division, P.O. Box 26, University Station
    Syracuse, NY  USA  13210

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Toxic Substances
    Washington, DC  USA  20460
  • Authors:
    • Howard, P H
    • Durkin, P R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SURC-TR-74-591 Final Rpt., EPA/560/5-75/005
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-2679
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM