Research Efforts on Effects of Air Pollution
Table of Contents
- Working Together for Cleaner Air
- Pollutants and their Effects
- The Acid Rain Challenge
- Preserving Air Quality for Today and Tomorrow
- Key Commitments of the Ozone Annex
- Progress on Ground-Level Ozone
- Other Air Quality Programs
- Cooperation on Emission Inventories, Trends, and Mapping
- Research Efforts on Effects of Air Pollution
- A History of Cooperation
- For More Information
In addition to joint research efforts to study the relationship between air pollution and human mortality, independent research efforts in Canada and the United States are also examining the links between PM and a variety of health risks, including lung cancer, heart attacks, and thickening of the blood.
Joint Canadian/U.S. studies, including trends observed from 1989-1999 at sites in the International Cooperative Program on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes, have found improvements in water quality from decreased acid deposition amid the complexity of ecosystem responses to multiple stressors.
The NEG/ECP is undertaking a Forest Mapping Project to determine sustainable levels of acid deposition for forest soils in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Joint cooperation through the North American ForestryCommission is also assessing the effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems of North America.
Effects on Buildings and Monuments
The U.S. National Center for the Preservation of Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Canadian Conservation Institute are continuing research on innovative conservation methods for historical structures and cultural materials.