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Next Generation Emission Measurements of 1,3-Butadiene Emissions in Louisville, KY- Select Interim Results (PRESENTATION)
The following abstract is for a presentation at the 2019 Air and Waste Management Association’s Air Quality Measurements and Methods Conference in Durham NC, April 2-4 2019. Abstract: Industrial facilities have the potential to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), haza...
A Sensor Network System for Process Unit Emissions Monitoring (PRESENTATION)
The following abstract is for presentation at the 2019 Air and Waste Management Association’s Air Quality Measurements and Methods Conference in Durham, NC, April 2-4, 2019. Leak detection and repair (LDAR...
A Healthy Environmental Actions Database (AHEAD) (DATA)
AHEAD is an Access database of over 2,500 mitigation actions related to seven prevalent health endpoints and 22 associated environmental contaminants, organized by type including research, local/federal policies, behavioral, and non-governmental voluntary actions.
Associations between environmental quality and infant mortality in the United States, 2000-2005 (JOURNAL)
The United States (U.S.) suffers from high infant mortality (IM) rates and there are significant racial/ethnic differences in these rates. Prior studies on the environment and infant mortality are generally limited to singular exposures. We utilize the Environmental Quality Index...
Indoor Air Sensors Which Sensors? How Much? When? Next Steps? (PRESENTATION)
How do we currently address the problem of indoor air pollutants? Brute force! We push what we hope is a sufficient quantity of outdoor air through our buildings in an attempt to flush out indoor air pollutants. This technique of using air movement, as well as the amount of ai...
A Needs-Driven, Multi-Objective Approach to Allocate Urban Ecosystem Services from 10,000 Trees (JOURNAL)
Urban areas face challenges including vehicular emissions, stormwater runoff, and sedentary lifestyles. Communities recognize the value of trees in mitigating these challenges by absorbing pollution and enhancing walkability. However, siting trees to optimize multiple benefits ...
Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Green Infrastructure for Urban Watershed Management: An Ohio Case Study (JOURNAL)
Abstract: Many older Midwestern cities of the United States are challenged by costly aging water infrastructure while working to revitalize urban areas. These cities developed much of their water infrastructure before the Clean Water Act became law and have struggled to mitigate ...
Low-cost Treatment Technologies for Small Rural Water Systems (PRESENTATION)
U.S. EPA has been conducting drinking water research demonstration projects in Puerto Rico for over 10 years. Research studies have focused on low-cost water treatment technologies including bio-sand and rapid sand filters and UV disinfection systems. Projects have also highlig...
Una actualización del estudio EPA-Oficina de Investigación y Desarollo en CMP y los próximos pasos: Nutrient dynamics in a tropical urban estuary indict unanticipated nitrogen sources as contributing to environmental health problems—a case study from San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are frequently low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. The city is built around the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE), a complex of lagoons and channels. A critical stretch of the ...
Nutrient dynamics in a tropical urban estuary indict unanticipated nitrogen sources as contributing to environmental health problems—a case study from San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are frequently low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. The city is built around the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE), a complex of lagoons and channels. A critical stretch of the ...
Unusual biogeochemistry in a tropical, urban estuary --and the case of the clogged canal (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are often low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. It is built around a lagoon-channel complex called the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE). A critical channel in the estuary, the C...
Unusual biogeochemistry in a tropical, urban estuary, and the case of the clogged canal (PRESENTATION)
Coastal cities in tropical areas are often low-lying and vulnerable to the impacts of flooding and storms. San Juan, Puerto Rico is a good example of this. It is built around a lagoon-channel complex called the San Juan Bay Estuary (SJBE). A critical channel in the estuary, the C...
Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project Community Update Meeting 2, July 25, 2017 (PRESENTATION)
This is a slide deck for part of a community webinar held by LMAPCD to provide an update on the project. The slides will be delivered by team lead E. Thoma remotely by webinar. A draft version of the QAPP for the project will be provided to the community as part of this communi...
Working with Tribes to Assess, Manage, and Improve Ecosystem Function through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grants Program and Collaborative Research Projects (PRESENTATION)
Numerous research methods were used, with primary focus on using community-derived health and environmental data to explore and characterize tribal exposures to and health impacts from environmental contaminants or environmental changes. Of note are the focus on community-based p...
Neighborhood Socioeconomic Factors and Cardiovascular Disease: a Cluster Analysis in North Carolina (PRESENTATION)
Where we live contributes to how long and how well we live. Neighborhood-level socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes, but these associations are rarely studied across large, diverse populations. We used ...
EnviroAtlas EO-based Indicators for SDG Reporting at National and Subnational Extents (PRESENTATION)
Existing geospatial platforms can provide Earth Observation (EO) based indicators for assessing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and partners, EnviroAtlas is an example geospatial platform offering a colle...
Providing High Resolution Ecosystem Goods and Services Assessment with the EnviroAtlas Community Component (PRESENTATION)
The US EPA EnviroAtlas provides an interactive data hub for exploring the many benefits people can gain from their natural environment across multiple scales. These ecosystem goods and services (EGS) can be vitally important to human health, but extensive cataloging and analysis ...
An Eco-Health Index from EnviroAtlas Community Metrics (PRESENTATION)
To support human health and well-being, ecosystem services (ES) need to be fully understood and incorporated into local decision-making. Geospatial tools, such as the EnviroAtlas developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and partners, allow decision-makers, public hea...
A Consumer Tool for Identifying Point of Use (POU) Drinking Water Filters Certified to Reduce Lead (SUMMARY)
Point of use, or POU, drinking water filters are used to remove impurities from water at the point that it is actually being used. Although there are others, the POU filters covered in this document are those used in filtration systems that are attached directly to water faucets,...
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) (PRESENTATION)
Presentation to EPA Environmental Justice Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Advisors (EJ TIPA).
Developing Green Infrastructure Typologies: Community Planning for a Resilient Caño Martin Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico) (PRESENTATION)
The Caño Martin Peña (CMP) is a 3.75-mile long tidal channel located at the heart of the San Juan Bay National Estuary that connects the San José Lagoon and the San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico. Historically, the channel was between 200 and 400 feet wide but has b...
Evaluating Risks Based on Whole Chemical Mixtures Information (PRESENTATION)
The attached materials are part of a 1/2 day Chemical Mixtures Risk Assessment Workshop to be taught at the Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. The workshop title is Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Chemical Mixtures: Concepts, Methods, Applications. The abstract ...
Associations between Long-term PM2.5 Exposure and Cardiovascular Outcomes Are Modified by Neighborhood Socioeconomic Effects in an Urban Area of North Carolina (PRESENTATION)
Exposure to PM2.5 air pollution, as well as neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES), are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. The joint effect of SES and PM2.5 on these outcomes can aid in understanding the effects of total environment on health. In this stu...
Achieving SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] and Engaging Higher Education Using EPA Tools (PRESENTATION)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a suite of freely available, web-based tools that assist diverse audiences, including higher education institutions, in tackling local and regional environmental problems, building capacity, and meeting their sustainability ...
Advancing Next Generation Emission Measurements, Novel Volatile Organic Compounds Methods, and Citizen Science (PRESENTATION)
Energy production operations, refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial and waste facilities can emit volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants and odorous species from fugitive leaks, process malfunctions, and area sources that are difficult to detect and char...