Indicator Profile of Acrolein in Outdoor Air
Why Is This Important?Throughout the nation, mobile sources (e.g. cars, trucks, buses) account for a large fraction of acrolein emissions to the environment. Acrolein is emitted into the atmosphere through incomplete combustion of gasoline from automotive tailpipes.
Acrolein causes eye irritation, burning of the nose and throat, and lung damage. These effects usually disappear after exposure stops. However, there is very little information about how exposure to acrolein affects people's health.
Acrolein Concentrations in Outdoor Air, by New Jersey County, 2005
Data NotesData Source: USEPA National-scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), 2005 and NJDEP Division of Air Quality
Data SourcesU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Monitoring;
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DefinitionMean of modeled annual average acrolein concentration for census tracts in a county, 2005
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 05/16/12, Published on 05/17/12