About 4,000 Toxic Chemicals Are Found in the Air We Breathe
About Air Toxics -- What are toxic air pollutants?
Acetonitrile is metabolized in the body to hydrogen cyanide and thiocyanate; these chemicals are
thought to be responsible for the adverse effects of acetonitrile. "The body has several mechanisms to effectively
detoxify cyanide. The majority of cyanide reacts with thiosulfate to produce thiocyanate in reactions catalyzed by
sulfur tranferase enzymes such as rhodanese. The thiocyanate is then excreted in the urine over a period of days.
Although thiocyanate is approximately seven times less toxic than cyanide, increased thiocyanate concentrations in
the body resulting from chronic cyanide exposure can adversely affect the thyroid."
Air Too Dirty to Breathe in 345 Counties
Airborne aerosols: pathogens, Toxins, chemicals and metals (pollutants) in SLUDGE/BIOSOLIDS
Airborne compost exposure victim - medical review
Amines ODOR CAUSING GASES GENERATED BY SLUDGE
ANTIGENS AND ALLERGENS
Assessment of atmospheric microbial contamination in a mobile dental unit
Effect of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant on ambient air densities of aerosols
containing bacteria and viruses
Evidence for More Than One Division of Bacteria Within Airborne Particles
ODORS FROM SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL SITES
Respiratory Hazards of Organic Dust Exposure: