Characterization of the Chronic Risk and Hazard of Hazardous Air Pollutants in the United States Using Ambient Monitoring Data

@inproceedings{McCarthy2009CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the Chronic Risk and Hazard of Hazardous Air Pollutants in the United States Using Ambient Monitoring Data},
  author={Michael C. McCarthy and Theresa E. O’Brien and Jessica G. Charrier and Hilary R. Hafner},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Ambient measurements of hazardous air pollutants (air toxics) have been used to validate model-predicted concentrations of air toxics but have not been used to perform risk screening at the national level. OBJECTIVES We used ambient concentrations of routinely measured air toxics to determine the relative importance of individual air toxics for chronic cancer and noncancer exposures. METHODS We compiled 3-year averages for ambient measurement of air toxics collected at monitoring… CONTINUE READING