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Comparative Assessment of Fuel Cell Cars

A continuation of previous work, the study provides a comparative analysis of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to conventional internal combustion and hybrid engines, examining both life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis is based on projected improvements to the technologies through the year 2020. The study finds no significant projected difference in energy use or greenhouse emissions between fuel cell and hybrid technology during this time period. Read More

Indoor Air Pollution

Directory of regional EPA officials and environmental officials for each state. Read More

Healthy House Institute

Provides resources pertaining to improving residential indoor air quality, including books and videos available for purchase. Also provides an archive of published articles on the topic. Read More

Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings.

This on-line document provides detailed and technical information on ways to prevent radon from becoming a problem in new construction. Read More

Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals.

A detailed guide on air pollution and its effects on human health. Valuable for diagnosing problems caused by indoor air pollution. Also contains an extensive bibliography of research papers on the subject. Read More

Carbon Sequestration of Trees in City of Kitchener Parks

A possible strategy to partially offset CO2 emissions is to use tree planting initiatives. This is a study of carbon sinks in the City of Kitchener with the goal of producing data for the carbon sequestration capability of trees in the City’s parks. Read More

Urban Air Pollution Risks to Children: A Global Environmental Health Indicator

Assesses risks to children from urban outdoor air pollution based on 1993-95 levels. Read More

Particulate Matter

Third external review draft document, an updated revision of the Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter, published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001, will serve as the basis for reevaluating the current National Ambie Read More

Environment and Health: News and Events

PSR’s Environment and Health Program addresses an array of environmental health issues relevant to health professionals in the United States and around the globe. Read More

Pollutants & Sources

A brief explanation of the pollutants and their sources as outlined in the Clean Air Act, provided by the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. Read More


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