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Integrating Microbiological and Chemical Testing Into the Screening of Air Samples for Potential Mutagenicity

  • Edo D. Pellizzari
  • Linda W. Little
  • Charles Sparacino
  • Thomas J. Hughes
  • Larry Claxton
  • Michael D. Waters
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 15)

Abstract

A recent review of respiratory carcinogenesis (10) notes that presence of chemical carcinogens in the atmosphere, especially in certain urban and industrial environments, was described more than two centuries ago in Pott’s studies in chimney sweeps and a century ago in the work of Harting and Hesse on uranium miners. In the last two decades, with the availability of sophisticated air sampling devices, analytical chemistry techniques, and bioassay procedures, the identity and carcinogenicity of many air pollutants, especially those organic compounds that can be extracted by solvents from particulates, has been documented (10).

Keywords

Ames Test Integrate Test Fractionation Scheme Phenyl Benzoate Particulate Extract 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edo D. Pellizzari
    • 1
  • Linda W. Little
    • 1
  • Charles Sparacino
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Hughes
    • 1
  • Larry Claxton
    • 2
  • Michael D. Waters
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Triangle InstituteResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Health Effects Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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