EPA's air research provides the critical science to develop and implement outdoor air regulations under the Clean Air Act and puts new tools and information in the hands of air quality managers and regulators to protect the air we breathe.
Health and Air Quality
Research has linked regulated air pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter (PM), to lung and heart disease and other health problems.
Models, Databases and Tools for Air Quality
Researchers provide sophisticated models and tools that are widely used to manage air quality across the nation.
Air Monitoring Methods and Measurements
Air quality managers and researchers use monitoring methods to measure air pollutants that support a variety of air quality management and science objectives.
Climate Change and Air Quality
Air quality and climate change are intrinsically linked.
Sustainable Solutions for Air Quality
Using the principles of green chemistry design and engineering, sustainable solutions are being developed to reduce or eliminate the release of toxic air pollutants by industry.
Grants and Funding for Air Quality
EPA provides grants and funding to the nation's leading researchers to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues.
Other Research Topics
Top Three Questions/Tasks
- Is air pollution related to obesity?
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