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Main Title The EPA particulate matter research program : what have we learned about PM since 1997? : executive summary.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA 600/S-04/057
Stock Number PB2005-101012
OCLC Number 56757166
Subjects Particles--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Air--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Particulates ; Research programs ; Public health ; Lessons learned ; Air pollution ; Environmental exposure ; Monitoring ; Pollutants ; Epidemiology ; Emissions ; Air quality ; Hazardous materials ; Dosimetry ; Risk assessment ; Statistical analysis
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S-04-057 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/23/2014
EJED  EPA 600/S-04/057 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/S-04/057 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/29/2011
ELBD  EPA 600-S-04-057 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/24/2004
NTIS  PB2005-101012 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 54 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) Clean Air Goal aims for every American community to have safe and healthy air. However, research has shown that exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution continues to be linked to increases in respiratory health problems, hospitalization for heart or lung disease, and even premature death. The set of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM, promulgated by EPA in 1997, was designed to respond to this research and move the nation closer to achieving the Clean Air Goal. Currently, EPA estimates that its regulations to reduce air pollution will prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths and reduce hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory illness by tens of thousands more people each year. The monetary benefits of reducing mortality alone are estimated to be up to approximately $100 billion per year; the benefits of reducing illness and minimizing the number of lost workdays and consequences of restricted activity are estimated to provide savings of billions more dollars each year. EPA views the reduction of PM emissions through its NAAQS as key to accomplishing its Clean Air Goal. By expanding its PM Research Program over the last five years, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is successfully strengthening the science base for the NAAQS and facilitating its implementation.
"EPA 600/S-04/057." "July 2004." Includes bibliographical references.