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Main Title Rethinking the Ozone Problem in Urban and Regional Air Pollution.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.;Motor Vehicle Mfrs. Association of the United States, Inc., Detroit, MI.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number DE-FG001-89FE618, EPA-R-816174;
Stock Number PB92-223221
Additional Subjects Ozone ; Air pollution ; Urban areas ; Air quality ; Troposphere ; Environmental effects ; Ozone depletion ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Volatile organic compounds ; Meteorology ; Regional analysis ; Air pollution abatement ; Air pollution control ; Photochemical reactions ; Nitrogen oxides ; Natural emissions ; Climatic changes ; Mathematical models ; Alternative fuels ; Emission inventories
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-223221 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 505p
Public attention has focused on the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere. Experts are also concerned, however, about the formation of ozone pollution in the lower atmosphere, or troposphere, and the resulting threats to human, animal, and plant respiratory health. Most critical to public health is the formation of ozone around large urban areas, where concentrations can be up to three times those considered safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This report presents a wide range of current findings on how tropospheric ozone is formed, how well ozone and its precursors are measured, why efforts to date to control the problem have fallen short, what approaches hold the most promise, and what additional research is needed. The recommendations presented in this report provide a roadmap for improving the ozone information base so effective control strategies can be developed.