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Common Pollutants

SULFUR DIOXIDE U.S. EPA Fact Sheet
CARBON MONOXIDE U.S. EPA Fact Sheet
NITROGEN OXIDE U.S. EPA Fact Sheet 
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (OZONE PRECURSORS) U.S. EPA Fact Sheet 
PARTICULATE MATTER U.S. EPA Fact Sheet 
METHANE U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas web site 

 

Toxic Air Pollutants

ACETONE

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

BENZENE

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

CHLOROBENZENES

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Fact Sheet and Support Document (Adobe Acrobat format)

 

DICHLOROBENZENES

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO DIOXINS (PCDDs) AND POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO FURANS (PCDFs)

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Fact Sheet

U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment Dioxin Web Site 

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet - Dioxins

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet - Furans

New Hampshire Dioxin Reduction Strategy

U.S. EPA Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative 

 

HEXACHLOROBENZENE

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet   
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. EPA Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Fact Sheet

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

U.S. EPA Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative 

 

HYDROGEN CHLORIDE (HYDROCHLORIC ACID)

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet   
   About these Fact Sheets 

 

HYDROGEN CYANIDE (HYDROCYANIC ACID)

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet 

 

NAPHTHALENE

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHs) or POLYCYCLIC ORGANIC MATTER (POM)

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. EPA Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Fact Sheet (for Benzo(a)pyrene, one member of PAH group)
   About PBTs

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet  
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. EPA Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Fact Sheet

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

U.S. EPA Endocrine Disruptors Research Initiative 

 

PHENOL

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet
   About these Fact Sheets 

 

STYRENE

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets   

U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Fact Sheet and Support Document (Adobe Acrobat format)

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet

 

TRICHLOROBENZENES

California Toxic Air Contaminant Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat format)
    from California Air Resources Board Toxic Air Contaminant List 

U.S. EPA Health Effects Notebook Fact Sheet 
   About these Fact Sheets 

U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Fact Sheet and Support Document (Adobe Acrobat format)

 

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