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Air pollution problem in the United States

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Abstract

Air pollution in the United States as a problem affecting health, as well as man's enjoyment of his property, was first noted in 1912 in the reports of the investigators at the Mellon Institute of the University of Pittsburgh. The Selby copper smelter incident in 1915 was among the first episodic air pollution events documented. The US Public Health Service studied carbon monoxide buildup in vehicular tunnels in 1928 and 1929. the Donora (Pennsylvania) pollution episode, where 17 people died, occurred in 1949. It and the onset of smog conditions in the Los Angeles area really initiated broad public awareness of air pollution as a public health hazard in the USA. The symptoms of air pollution-related injuries are discussed, the role of the US Public Health Service in dealing with air pollution, and the effect of the Clean Air Act of 1963 are discussed. 26 references.
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Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1964
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-86-024341
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proc. R. Soc. Med.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 57:10
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; ATTITUDES; CARBON MONOXIDE; CLEAN AIR ACT; COPPER; LOS ANGELES; PENNSYLVANIA; PUBLIC OPINION; SMELTERS; SMOG; TUNNELS; URBAN AREAS; USA; CALIFORNIA; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION III; FEDERAL REGION IX; HAZARDS; LAWS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION LAWS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 560306 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6453697
Research Organizations:
Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: PRSMA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 1000-1005
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Citation Formats

Heimann, H. Air pollution problem in the United States. United Kingdom: N. p., 1964. Web.
Heimann, H. Air pollution problem in the United States. United Kingdom.
Heimann, H. 1964. "Air pollution problem in the United States." United Kingdom.
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title = {Air pollution problem in the United States}
author = {Heimann, H}
abstractNote = {Air pollution in the United States as a problem affecting health, as well as man's enjoyment of his property, was first noted in 1912 in the reports of the investigators at the Mellon Institute of the University of Pittsburgh. The Selby copper smelter incident in 1915 was among the first episodic air pollution events documented. The US Public Health Service studied carbon monoxide buildup in vehicular tunnels in 1928 and 1929. the Donora (Pennsylvania) pollution episode, where 17 people died, occurred in 1949. It and the onset of smog conditions in the Los Angeles area really initiated broad public awareness of air pollution as a public health hazard in the USA. The symptoms of air pollution-related injuries are discussed, the role of the US Public Health Service in dealing with air pollution, and the effect of the Clean Air Act of 1963 are discussed. 26 references.}
journal = {Proc. R. Soc. Med.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {57:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1964}
month = {Oct}
}