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Agriculture

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Agriculture and the Environment
Iowa State University Animal Agriculture and Air Quality
Pennsylvania State University: Agricultural Impacts on Air Pollution
Purdue University Agricultural Air Quality Laboratory
U.S. Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Washington State Department of Ecology: Air Quality Program

Indoor Air

Asian Regional Cookstove Program (ARECOP)
National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA)
World Health Organization (WHO) Program on Indoor Air Pollution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Agriculture and the Environment

http://www.agr.gc.ca/policy/environment/air_01_e.phtml Exit EPA

This site lists ways in which the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Research Branch is working to develop ways to reduce the adverse impact of agricultural practices on air quality, and includes information on agricultural emissions of nitrogen compounds, smog, and odor issues.

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Iowa State University Animal Agriculture and Air Quality

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/airquality/ Exit EPA

This site contains information on policy and regulations related to animal agriculture and air quality from U.S. EPA, state, and university sources. In addition, a number of research reports and other publications are provided.

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Pennsylvania State University: Agricultural Impacts on Air Pollution

http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~odor/ Exit EPA

Penn State has conducted research on the potential impacts of livestock and poultry operations on air quality. Resources to publications and training materials are provided on this site.

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Purdue University Agricultural Air Quality Laboratory

http://www.env.go.jp/en/ Exit EPA

The Purdue Agricultural Air Quality Laboratory specializes in odor assessment using olfactometry, chemical analyses using gas chromatography, and continuous emissions monitoring of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.

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U.S. Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

http://www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/ Exit EPA

The U.S. Agricultural Air Quality Task Force was established to address agricultural air quality issues and consists of leaders in farming, industry, health, and science. Currently, the web site contains a document outlining the implications for agriculture from the proposed revisions to the U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards for coarse particulate matter.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs/programs.htm?NP_CODE=203 Exit EPA

The USDA's mission is, through research, to understand the processes of air pollution emissions from agricultural enterprises and the effects of air quality upon agriculture, to develop and test control measures, and to provide decision aids that will be useful in minimizing and reducing agricultural air pollution emissions and predicting and mitigating the impacts of air quality upon agriculture.

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Washington State Department of Ecology: Air Quality Program

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/aginfo/agricultural_homepage.htm Exit EPA

This main page provides a link to South Africa's policies and legislation issued from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

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Indoor Air

Asian Regional Cookstove Program (ARECOP)

http://www.arecop.org/ Exit EPA

The ARECOP network is made up of organizations and individuals involved in improved cookstove programs and household energy issues. The network includes 14 countries in the Asia Region. It also acts as a forum for discussions on Improved Cookstove Programs in the region. ARECOP organizes regular workshops on issues such as commercialization; kitchen improvements; and household energy and health. Key themes include improved stoves, household energy, indoor air pollution etc. The website also features: Proceedings of ARECOP regional workshops; household energy activity and contact information on member countries; issues of GLOW magazine and monthly Letters from the Secretariat; links to relevant organizations and publications for household energy and health.

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National Soil Tilth Laboratory

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=36251500 Exit EPA

The National Soil Tilth Laboratory is one of USDA-Agricultural Research Service's network of research laboratories across the United States and addresses the interaction between agricultural management practices and the resultant effect on environmental and soil quality. One of their goals is to develop a mechanistic understanding of the processes that control the generation, emission, discharge, and dispersion of greenhouse trace gases including ammonia, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds including pesticides, and particulates from the earth’s surface to the atmosphere. Research and publications are provided on the web site.

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Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA)

http://www.pciaonline.org/ Exit EPA

The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by more than two billion people who burn traditional biomass fuels indoors for cooking and heating. This voluntary Partnership brings together governments, public and private organizations, multilateral institutions, industry, and others to increase the use of affordable, reliable, clean, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Program on Indoor Air Pollution

http://www.who.int/indoorair/en/ Exit EPA

WHO has developed a comprehensive program to support developing countries. WHO's Program on Indoor Air Pollution focuses on: (1) research and evaluation of the impacts of indoor air pollution on a range of health outcomes, (2) building the capacity of researchers and policy-makers working in the areas of household energy and indoor air pollution at the regional and national level, and (3) providing evidence on the effectiveness of different interventions to ensure that decision-makers have clear guidance in order to make decisions about suitable strategies to reduce the health effects caused by indoor air pollution.

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