Multimedia Approaches to Assessment and Management of Hazardous Air Contaminants
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Since its inception in 1969, NATO's Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) has been involved in environmental concerns. For 15 years, the NATO/CCMS Air Pollution Pilot Study series developed information on air pollution control strategies and impact modeling. The workshops would maintain the network of technical information communication which had developed through the pilot studies, and would provide a forum for considering problems of international scope. The topic in the first workshop was advanced air pollution assessment methods and monitoring techniques. The second workshop, summarized in the report, was hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the United States of America. The workshop's theme was multimedia approaches to risk assessment and management of hazardous air contaminants. The workshop was designed to challenge air pollution research and control professionals to consider the broader context of environmental pollution. As many countries are beginning to understand, measures to safeguard public health and the environment will often require an integrated approach in order to be effective. The workshop offered an opportunity for exploring various countries' efforts toward developing such integrated, multimedia approaches to assessing and managing air pollutants.