Fossil Fuels Coal, Lignite, And Peat

Chronic disease and early exposure to air-borne mixtures. 2. Exposure assessment

Authors: James Argo [IntrAmericas Centre for Environment and Health, Wolfe Island, ON (Canada)]
 
Abstract: This work is part of a larger study of the impact of early exposure to releases from industry on the etiology of cancer. Releases from all kraft and sulfite mills, coke ovens, oil refineries, copper, nickel, and lead/zinc smelters operating in Canada during the exposure period of 1967-1970 have been determined. All plumes have been expressed in g BaP eq/d using the RASH methodology. The releases have been divided into process, boiler fuel, dioxin, and SO 2 emissions. Combustion sources have been defined with FIREv6.23. Dioxin congenors are expected in all source types when the boiler fuel is heavy fuel oil, wood or wood bark, or coal. All about 90 communities examined have an inverted sex ratio. 53 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.
Publication Date: 15 Oct 2007
Resource Type: Journal Article
Resource Relation: Journal: Environmental Science and Technology; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: iceh@kos.net
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
CANADA
CHRONIC EXPOSURE
COAL
COKE OVENS
COMBUSTION
DIOXIN
EMISSION
ETIOLOGY
HEALTH HAZARDS
HEAVY METALS
INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
INDUSTRY
METALS
NEOPLASMS
PETROLEUM
PETROLEUM REFINERIES
SMELTERS
SULFITES
SULFUR DIOXIDE
WOOD

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