EPA Science Inventory

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH

Citation:

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).

Description:

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.

Purpose/Objective:

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.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 09/01/2006
Completion Date: 09/01/2006
Record Last Revised: 04/03/2007
Record Created: 09/27/2006
Record Released: 09/27/2006
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 159133

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

NERL-IMMEDIATE OFFICE