Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health

Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health

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Since enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970, our air is measurable cleaner, a fact due in part to significant reductions in automotive emisssions-hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen. yet how successful have our control policies been from a public health standpoint? A timely and authoritative technical resource, Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health is the first volume to evaluate the direct impact of automotive air pollution on public health.Emissions come principally from three automotive sources: the exhaust, the fuel system (evaporative), and crank- case ventilation gases. To give the standard ( maximum allowable level of emission in grams per mile) operational meaning, two major ... at an ambient temperature of 16-30AdC before start (aquot;coldaquot; cycle), and one with the engine control system hot (aquot;hotaquot; cycle) ... Many of the light-duty trucks intended primarily for the carrying of goods are also capable of use as passengeranbsp;...

Title:Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health
Author: Ann Y. Watson, Richard R. Bates, Donald Kennedy
Publisher:National Academies - 1988-01-01

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