Air Quality Criteria

Air Quality Criteria

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  • Air quality criteria for carbon monoxide
    Final document, 2000
    “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on the basis of scientific information contained in criteria documents. The last air quality criteria document for carbon monoxide (CO) was completed by EPA in 1991. This revised criteria document consolidates and updates the current scientific basis for another reevaluation of the NAAQS for CO, currently set at 9 ppm (10 mg/m3) for 8 h and 35 ppm (40 mg/m3) for 1 h.”
  • Air quality criteria for lead (Note: Look for the Supplement to the 1986 addendum)
  • Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (Search on Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide)
    September 1995
  • Air quality criteria for oxides of nitrogen (Use the Advanced Search and search on entire title as a phrase)
    Final Report, 1982
    In the SPH Library: WA 754 A515 1982 1 v. Final Report
    In the SPH Library: WA 754 A515 1991 3 v. External review draft, 1991
  • Air quality criteria for lead In the SPH Library: WA 754 A514 1986
  • Air quality criteria for particulate matter and sulfur oxides, Volume 1Air quality criteria for particulate matter and sulfur oxides, Volume 2
    Air quality criteria for particulate matter and sulfur oxides, Volume 3
    Final document, 1982
    Note: each file is a minimum of 700 pages.
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Air quality criteria of oxides of nitrogen, Final Report 1993

Air quality criteria for oxides of nitrogen, Volume 1

Integrated Scientific Assessment of Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants Second External Review Draft, 2011

Air quality criteria for ozone and related photochemical oxidants Second External Review Draft, August 2005

Air quality criteria for ozone and related photochemical oxidants
First external review draft, January 2005

Air quality criteria for particulate matter

  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Fourth External Review Draft) [revised Chapter 9, August 2004]
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Fourth External Review Draft) [revised Chapters 7, 8, and 9, June 2004]
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Fourth External Review Draft) [revised Drafts of Chapters 7 and 8, December 2003]
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (Third External Review Draft)
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (1996) Volume I (Chapters 1 through 7)
    • List of figures, Volume 1
      Chapter 1, the executive summary, is a summarization of the key points noted in the document. Chapter 2 is an introduction and overview of the rationale underlying the current PM standards. A discussion of the topics and issues of concern in developing the current criteria is also included in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3 , background information on the physical and chemical properties of particles, including identification of the major chemical constituents of particles, particle formation and growth, and transport and transformation processes is discussed. Chapter 4 describes the sampling and analysis methods available for measurement of particles and bioaerosols, and acid deposition. Sources of PM, both primary and secondary, are described in Chapter 5. Environmental concentrations and chemical composition of airborne PM are discussed in Chapter 6, which also includes a discussion of the patterns and trends in particle and aerosol exposure from both global and national levels. Chapter 7 discusses human exposure to particles and bioaerosols in both the ambient and indoor environment, as well as sources and concentrations of particles in homes and other structures.
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (1996) Volume II(Chapters 8 through 11)
    • List of figures, Volume II
      Chapters 8 through 10 discuss welfare effects. More specifically, Chapter 8 describes the effects of particles on visibility and climate.
  • Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter (1996) Volume III (Chapters 12 and 13).