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News Brief: Air Data From New Orleans and Mississippi Released
Release Date: 1/11/2006
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Samples showed concentrations of acrolein continue to fluctuate between concentrations above EPA's 1-year screening level and concentrations too low to be detected at three sites in Mississippi (Stennis Space Center, Maple Street in Gulfport, and Hospital Road in Pascagoula) and in Jefferson Parish, La. Acrolein can enter the air when organic matter such as trees and other plants are burned and when fuels such as gasoline and oil are burned. The acrolein concentrations measured are below those where health effects, beginning with irritation of eyes, nose and throat, begin to be expected.
For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/enviro/katrina/emkatrina.html.