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Innovations in Air Quality Monitoring Special Issue

These are exciting times in the field of air quality measurement and monitoring. New technological advances are transforming and revolutionizing how we understand and protect air quality. Learn more in the introduction to this special issue of Science Matters. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Fenceline Monitoring

Next generation air measurement technologies are making it easier to track air pollution leaks from pipes, seals, and other areas at industrial facilities, which will help catch leaks on-site and in real time.  Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


RETIGO: Complex Air Measurement Data Made Understandable

A new easy-to-use software program developed by EPA called RETIGO has made data analytics of environmental measurements as easy as using common spreadsheet programs. Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Private, Government Collaboration Advances Air Sensor Technology

EPA and Aclima, a San Francisco-based technology company, are jointly developing new kinds of small, low-cost air pollution sensors that will provide real-time air quality information to the public.  Read about this exciting collaboration. (Posted July 29, 2015)


DISCOVER-AQ: Tracking Pollution from the Skies (and Space!)

EPA and partners are working to improve sensors and satellite measurements and models that will lead to better air quality forecasts and more accurate assessments of pollution sources and fluctuations. Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Monitoring Air Quality On The Go

Through EPA's Science to Achieve Results program, EPA-funded researchers at the University of California, San Diego are attempting to develop a high resolution network of optical air quality monitors that can be moved around and placed anywhere to “map” air particles, their concentrations, and related meteorological conditions.  Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Village Green Project

EPA is putting science into the hands of the public with the installation of Village Green air monitoring benches in cities across the country. The public can view the data collected by instruments in the benches from on-site displays and a mobile-friendly website. Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Air Sensors and Wildfires

EPA scientists are launching tethered balloons called aerostats with innovative, lightweight air sensors they have developed to learn more about pollutants emitted from wildfires. This research will help us understand the health effects and emissions of wildfire smoke. Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Citizen Science in Newark, New Jersey

Residents of the Ironbound community in Newark, New Jersey are getting a technological boost from EPA in their efforts to learn about sources of harmful air pollutants and improve public health. Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)


Photo of Aimen Farraj.

Researcher at Work: Aimen Farraj, Ph.D, DABT

As the Principal Investigator/Research Biologist of the Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch of the Environmental Public Health Division at the EPA, Aimen Farraj focuses on understanding the potential adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution in order to improve public health standards in an innovative way. Read more. (Posted September 10, 2015)


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Researcher at Work: Eric S. Hall

EPA Scientist Eric S. Hall earned a master’s degree in Business from Webster University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Hall is currently developing a decision support tool (web browser) to help communities make sustainable decisions. Meet EPA researcher Eric S. Hall. (Posted August 4, 2015)


Healthy older couple resting after a bicycle ride.

Protecting Human Health in Everything We Do

Protecting human health is at the core of EPA's mission and the research EPA conducts. (Posted October 2014). Read more about human health research at EPA.
 

 

Good Science Starts with Good Ethics

Introducing EPA's new Human Subjects Research Review Official Dr. Toby Schonfeld. (Posted October 2014).  Read more about Dr. Schonfeld and EPA Ethics.
 

 

Exposure Science in the 21st Century

EPA researchers are advancing the science of how people encounter environmental contaminants. (Posted October 2014). Read more about exposure science.
 

 

IRIS Improves: EPA Advances Signature Chemical Health Assessment Program

National Academy of Sciences report applauds Agency actions to enhance program. (Posted October 2014). Read more about Integrated Risk Information System.
 

 

EPA Dioxin Science Continues to Have Impact

Agency’s “Team Dioxin” lauded for completing long-anticipated health assessment. (Posted October 2014). Read more about dioxin.
 

 

Effort to Cut Children’s Lead Exposure Continues

Agency scientists release the latest Integrated Science Assessment in support of clean air standards. (Posted October 2014). Read more about children's lead exposure.
 

 

Clean Air, Healthy Hearts, Longer Lives

EPA research supports actions to extend the positive impacts of cleaner air to everyone, continuing a forty-year legacy of human health achievement. (Posted October 2014). Read more about clean air.
 

 

Working with Navajo Nation for Cleaner, Healthier Heat

EPA researchers and partners are teaming up to explore how to improve indoor air and health for Navajo Nation. (Posted October 2014). Read more about working with Navajo Nation.
 

 

Healthier Nail Salons

EPA research supports initiative to promote healthier indoor environments for nail salon workers and customers. (Posted October 2014). Read more about healthier nail salons. 
 

 

Information at Your Fingertips: EPA Exposure Toolbox

(Published October 2014).  Read more about EPA's exposure toolbox.


What is Green Infrastructure?

Slow it down. Soak it in. Naturally. (Published September 2014).  Read more about what is green infrastructure.


Taking Action on Climate Change

About EPA's research to take action on climate change. (Published April 2014).  Read more about taking action on climate change.


Stormwater Calculator

Updated EPA tool incorporates climate change information to help planners assess green infrastructure for reducing runoff. (Published April 2014)Read more about the stormwater calculator.


Green Roofs

A new study by EPA researchers and partners shows how three types of roofing can help offset warming in urban environments. (Published April 2014)Read more about green roofs.


Man practicing yoga on a clear, clean beachGood for the Climate and Your Health

The co-benefits of taking action on climate change. (Published April 2014)Read more about things that are good for the climate and your health.


Photo of an older couple walking outsideClimate Change and the Health of Older Americans

EPA researchers are exploring the links between climate change and health effects for older Americans. (Published April 2014)Read more about climate change and the health of older Americans.


Image of solar panels and wind millsBreaking Through? Evaluating Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

EPA modelers develop innovative methods to assess low-carbon technologies. (Published April 2014)Read more about evaluating technologies for greenhouse gas mitigation.


Helping to Protect Wild Salmon

EPA researchers and partners are working to help protect South Fork Nooksack River Watershed salmon from warming waters. (Published April 2014)Read more about protecting salmon.


Next generation air measurement technologies are making it easier to track air pollution leaks from pipes, seals, and other areas at industrial facilities, which will help catch leaks on-site and in real time.  Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)

Fenceline Monitoring

Next generation air measurement technologies are making it easier to track air pollution leaks from pipes, seals, and other areas at industrial facilities, which will help catch leaks on-site and in real time.  Read more. (Posted October 8, 2015)