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Research Needs Crosscutting the Topics of Air Quality, Health and Ecosystem Response

Although a major goal of the EMEP program is to enhance the understanding of the nature of energy-related pollution and its impacts, issues of concern do not always pertain solely to either the environment or to human health. As a result, the EMEP program funds research projects which address information needs common to the topics of air quality, health, and ecosystem response. These crosscutting projects may focus on evaluating the adequacy of monitoring networks, studying the impacts of new pollution control strategies, or quantifying sources of pollutants such as nitrogen which can adversely impact both ecosystems and human health. The data and findings gathered through these comprehensive efforts will fill an important information gap and assist in the formulation of effective policies for mitigating the effects of air pollution in New York State.

Last Updated: 12/16/2013