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The National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA)     View
Reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "ongoing comprehensive evaluation of air toxics in the U.S." Contains the results of an assessment of 1999 air toxics emissions (released in 2006), and an earlier report on 1996 toxic ...
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/natamain/

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse     View
A library of resources and tools concerning noise pollution. Researchers will find current news summaries and full-text articles from books and journals on noise related topics. Tools for communities and activists include proposed and existing noise ...
http://www.nonoise.org/

International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICARTT)     View
Information about the field experiments of several groups in North America and Europe "in the summer of 2004, aimed at developing a better understanding of the factors that shape air quality in their respective countries and the remote regions o ...
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/ICARTT/

Backyard Burning     View
This site describes the harmful effects of backyard burning on human health and the environment. "Burning trash in the open produces many pollutants [that can cause serious respiratory ailments] including dioxins, ...hydrocarbons, volatile organ ...
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/backyard/

The State of the Air     View
Each state's information is displayed for counties monitoring ozone and includes total county population, populations of those groups most vulnerable to ozone pollution, the average number of ozone days, and the A-F air quality grade. Includes annual ...
http://www.stateoftheair.org/

Clean Air Interstate Rule     View
In March 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued "the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), a rule that will achieve the largest reduction in air pollution in more than a decade." This site features background information and upd ...
http://www.epa.gov/cair/

Air Trends     View
This website compiles air quality trends in "the levels of these pollutants in the air and how much of each pollutant (or the pollutants that form them) is emitted from various pollution sources." Find national and local data on carbon mono ...
http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/

Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Regional Assessment Report With Focus on Asia     View
This report provides an assessment of atmospheric brown clouds (ABCs), which are made up of "soot, sulphates, and other aerosol components" and are "causing major threats to water and food security in Asia" and other negative conc ...
http://www.unep.org/pdf/ABCSummaryFinal.pdf

EPA History: Noise     View
Historical material about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordination of "all federal noise control activities through its Office of Noise Abatement and Control. ... In 1981, the Administration at that time concluded that noise issues we ...
http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/noise/

Everyday Science: Catalytic Converters     View
Background information about catalytic converters, which are used in cars to "aid in the transformation of ... pollutants [such as carbon monoxide and nitric oxide] into less harmful substances, like carbon dioxide and water" and about rese ...
http://www.nsls.bnl.gov/about/everyday/catalytic.html

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