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

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Data Notes

Data Source: USEPA National-scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), 2005 and NJDEP Division of Air Quality 

Data Sources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Monitoring; 

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Mean of modeled annual average acrolein concentration for census tracts in a county, 2005

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Modeled mean acrolein concentration in micrograms per cubic meter
Denominator: N/A

Page Content Updated On 05/16/12, Published on 05/17/12
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