publication . Article . 1991

Global Atmospheric Change: Potential Health Effects of Acid Aerosol and Oxidant Gas Mixtures

Last Jerold A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 1991 Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 96, page 151 (issn: 0091-6765, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JSTOR
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Inhalation toxicology experiments in whole animals have demonstrated a remarkable lack of toxicity of sulfuric acid in the form of respirable aerosols, especially in rats and nonhuman primates. Thus, much of the current experimental emphasis has shifted to the evaluation of the potential health effects of acid aerosols as components of mixtures. Rats have been concurrently exposed to mixtures of ozone or nitrogen dioxide with respirable-sized aerosols of sulfuric acid, ammonium sulfate, or sodium chloride, or to each pollutant individually. Their responses to such exposures have been evaluated by various quantitative biochemical analysis of lung tissue or wash f...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory system
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Lung, Animals, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Respiratory Tract Diseases, Acids, Sulfuric Acids, Sodium Chloride, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, Proteins, Aerosols, Air Pollutants, Administration, Inhalation, Atmosphere, Species Specificity, Drug Synergism, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Prevention, Toxicology, Medical and Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Research Article
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