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The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions

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On April 27-28, 2010, a meeting was held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on “The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions.” Concerns over population exposures to traffic-generated pollutants near roads have grown with an increasing number of health studies reporting links between proximity to roads and adverse health effects. Recent studies indicate that vegetation present along roadways may help to mitigate air pollutant concentrations near roads. This workshop brought together representatives from government agencies, academia, state and local agencies, and environmental advocacy groups with expertise in air quality, urban forestry, and policy to review the current science and identify future activities in evaluating the potential role of vegetation in mitigating near-road air pollutant concentrations.

US EPA. Baldauf, Rich; Jackson, Laura; Hagler, Gayle; Isakov, Vlad. (2010). The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impactsfrom Traffic Emissions – A summary of an April 2010 EPA-sponsored workshop (PDF) (4 pp, 316 KB)

US EPA. Baldauf, Rich. (2010). "Why are we concerned with near-road air quality? (PDF) (11 pp, 443 KB) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

US EPA. Cook, Rich. (2010). "What impacts can be expected in the future?" (PDF) (12 pp, 47 Kb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

USDA Forest Service. McPherson, Greg. (2010). "Overview of Urban Forestry Programs." (PDF) (44 pp, 6 Mb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

DELTA Group, Univ. of California and the Health Effects Task Force, Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails. Cahill, Tom. (2010). "How does vegetation affect pollutant removal?" (PDF) (50 pp, 3.5 Mb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

USDA Forest Service. Nowak, Dave. (2010). "Are certain types of vegetation and characteristics more/less beneficial to pollution reduction?" (PDF) (33 pp, 4.36 Mb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

Cornell University. Zhang, Max. (2010). "What models are available to evaluate vegetative effects of air pollution?" (PDF) (31 pp, 2.7 Mb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

US EPA. Bailey, Chad. (2010). "What environmental regulations and programs could play a role? " (PDF) (36 pp, 837 Kb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

US EPA. Wood, Peri. (2010). "Tales of Region 9." (PDF) (10 pp, 857 Kb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

US EPA. Hagler, Gayle. (2010). "How does vegetation affect pollutant transport and dispersion? " (PDF) (32 pp, 2.9 Mb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

Breathe California. Titus, Kori. (2010). "Using vegetation to improve public health." (PDF) (6 pp, 76 Kb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

US EPA. Jackson, Laura. (2010). "Potential multiple benefits and dis-benefits of near-road vegetation." (PDF) (10 pp, 440 Kb) Presentation, The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions Seminar, EPA Campus, RTP, NC, April 27-28.

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