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UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH
PENNELL, W., J. M. SAMET, D. S. GREENBAUM, L. W. REITER, AND H. ZENICK. UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH. EM: AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS MAGAZINE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS. Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, , 8-14, (2006).
Modern air pollution regulation is first and foremost motivated by concerns about the effects of air pollutants on human health and secondarily by concerns about its effects on ecosystems, cultural artifacts, and quality of life values such as visibility. This order of priority is not surprising since a chief responsibility of government is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens. This article briefly describes what is known about the processes by which air pollutants can cause disease, and reviews how this knowledge informs the regulatory process.
The objective of this work is to investigate the impact of global climate change on the regional air quality of the United States. Impacts of climate change on meteorological patterns and primary source emissions are investigated as primary elements influencing future air quality.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB