Climate Change Impacts on Human Health Due to Changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft)
EPA announces the release of the draft report, Climate Change Impacts on human health due to changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft) in a March 5, 2010 Federal Register Notice. This draft report is provided for public viewing and comment. Public comments received on the draft report within 45 days after the release of the FRN will be considered by EPA in their revisions.
U.S. EPA. Climate Change Impacts on Human Health Due to Changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-09/099A, 2010.
This analysis considers the health impacts associated with O3 changes induced only by future climate change. To achieve this, modeling scenarios were designed to simulate the response of O3 to global climate change alone without changes in anthropogenic emissions of ozone precursors (e.g., due to future air quality management efforts and/or future economic growth).
This report uses results from a previous report titled Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone, a number of high-resolution, spatially explicit population projections developed under the Integrated Climate and Land-Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project, and several existing health modeling tools and analyses including EPA’s Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP), to assess the potential range of health effects of climate change-induced changes in ground-level ozone concentrations.
URLs/Downloads:Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP)
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON HUMAN HEALTH DUE TO CHANGES IN AMBIENT OZONE CONCENTRATIONS (External Review Draft) (PDF,136 pp, 1390 KB, about PDF)