Human health risk assessment for gasoline exhaust: H144-52/2017E-PDF

“This report is a comprehensive review and analysis of the potential adverse health effects associated with gasoline fuel use in Canada. Two distinct approaches are used. Part A provides an evaluation of scientific studies that have examined the health effects associated with exposure to gasoline engine exhaust (GE) as a mixture. Studies on the health effects of individual GE constituents, such as PM2.5 and benzene, were not considered, as these substances have been extensively reviewed by Health Canada elsewhere. Part B provides a quantitative assessment of the contribution of on-road and off-road gasoline mobile source emissions to individual air pollutant concentrations in Canada and the population health impacts associated with that incremental contribution. The health impact analysis in Part B, which is based on well-established quantitative estimates of risk of adverse health impacts associated with incremental changes in air concentrations of individual pollutants, is complementary to the traditional risk assessment approach presented in Part A”--Executive summary, p. x.

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Department/Agency Health Canada. Water and Air Quality Bureau. Fuels Assessment Section.
Title Human health risk assessment for gasoline exhaust
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation des risques pour la santé humaine des gaz d'échappement des moteurs à essence. "November 2017." Authors: Nick Charman ... [et al.]. Cf. P. 4.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages xii, 86 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-23750-3
Catalogue Number
  • H144-52/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 170279
Subject Terms Gasoline, Atmospheric emissions, Health impact, Risk management