Coverart for item
The Resource Air quality in America : a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks, Joel M. Schwartz and Steven F. Hayward

Air quality in America : a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks, Joel M. Schwartz and Steven F. Hayward

Label
Air quality in America : a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks
Title
Air quality in America
Title remainder
a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks
Statement of responsibility
Joel M. Schwartz and Steven F. Hayward
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pollution levels have been dropping for decades and will continue to do so in the years to come. The disconnect between public perception and reality is due in part to misleading, high-profile reports on air pollution by environmental activists, which consistently inflate current air pollution levels while downplaying favorable trends in air quality. Activists believe that air pollution will rise dramatically in the future unless the federal government enacts aggressive new regulations. Air Quality in America shows in detail how activists have distorted the record on air pollution and offers an alternative analysis of air pollution levels, trends, and prospects in metropolitan areas across the United States
Member of
Cataloging source
ZCU
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
HeinOnline American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Library
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Joel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD883
LC item number
.S33 2007 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hayward, Steven F
  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air quality management
  • Air quality
  • Air
  • Air quality management
  • Air quality
  • Air
  • United States
Label
Air quality in America : a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks, Joel M. Schwartz and Steven F. Hayward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Regulators and environmental activists exaggerate air pollution levels and obscure positive trends
  • p. 167.
  • Conclusion: Regulatory Costs and Americans' Health
  • p. 174.
  • 8.
  • Has the Clean Air Act Been Good for Americans?
  • p. 177.
  • A Process-Focused System
  • p. 178.
  • Environmentalists, Regulators, and Other Special Interests
  • p. 187.
  • p. 7.
  • War without End
  • p. 193.
  • Better Ways to Achieve Cleaner Air
  • p. 195.
  • Chapter 2.
  • State-by-State Ozone Trends
  • p. 203.
  • Chapter 3.
  • State-by-State PM[subscript 2.5] Trends
  • p. 209.
  • Air pollution affects far fewer people, far less often, and with far less severity than is commonly believed
  • Chapter 6.
  • How We Estimated the Number of People Living in Areas That Violate Pollution Standards
  • p. 213
  • p. 10.
  • 1.
  • Air Quality Trends Before and After the Clean Air Act of 1970
  • p. 13.
  • Before the Clean Air Act: Steady Improvements in Air Quality
  • p. 14.
  • Why Did Air Quality Improve Before the Clean Air Act?
  • The Five Main Findings of This Study
  • p. 16.
  • More Driving, More Energy, More Economic Activity... and Less Air Pollution
  • p. 20.
  • Trends in Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Carbon Monoxide
  • p. 21.
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • p. 21.
  • 2.
  • Ozone: Historic Trends and Current Conditions
  • p. 27.
  • p. 3.
  • National Trends in Ozone Levels
  • p. 28.
  • The Chemistry of Slower Progress on 8-Hour Ozone Levels
  • p. 34.
  • 3.
  • Particulates: Historic Trends and Current Conditions
  • p. 39.
  • National Trends in Particulate Matter (PM[subscript 10] and PM[subscript 2.5])
  • p. 39.
  • Trends in PM[subscript 2.5]
  • The nation has sharply reduced air pollution levels, despite large increases in nominally "polluting" activities
  • p. 41.
  • Trends in PM[subscript 10]
  • p. 47.
  • 4.
  • Why Air Pollution Will Continue to Decline
  • p. 51.
  • Overview of National Pollution Emission Trends
  • p. 51.
  • Emissions Sources
  • p. 54.
  • p. 3.
  • Continuing Declines in Motor Vehicle Emissions
  • p. 55.
  • Continuing Declines in Industrial Emissions
  • p. 67.
  • Existing Requirements Will Eliminate Most Remaining Pollution Emissions
  • p. 72.
  • 5.
  • Exaggerating Air Pollution Levels; Obscuring Positive Trends
  • p. 83.
  • Americans' Perception of Air Pollution
  • Areas of the nation with the highest pollution levels have improved the most
  • p. 84.
  • Inflating Air Pollution Levels
  • p. 85.
  • Counting Clean Areas as Polluted
  • p. 92.
  • Same Failing Grades for High- and Low-Pollution Areas
  • p. 94.
  • Air Quality: Much Worse on Paper than in Reality
  • p. 97.
  • Refuting Their Own Claims
  • p. 5.
  • p. 98.
  • Making Pollution Decreases Look like Pollution Increases
  • p. 10.
  • Climate Change and Air Pollution
  • p. 104.
  • 6.
  • How Many Americans Live in Areas That Violate Federal Air Pollution Standards? Far Fewer Than You Think
  • p. 109.
  • Who Really Lives in Areas That Violate Federal Pollution Standards?
  • p. 112.
  • Air quality will continue to improve
  • 7.
  • Air Pollution and Health
  • p. 117.
  • How Do Scientists Assess Air Pollution's Health Effects?
  • p. 121.
  • Does Air Pollution Kill?
  • p. 126.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause People to Develop Asthma?
  • p. 136.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause Permanent Lung Damage?
  • p. 7.
  • p. 144.
  • Does Air Pollution Aggravate Preexisting Health Problems?
  • p. 148.
  • Laboratory Studies and Short-Term Air Pollution Health Effects
  • p. 160.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause Cancer?
  • p. 164.
  • Health Benefits from Air Pollution?
  • p. 165.
  • Mercury and Health
Control code
225897304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages : illustrations)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780844771878
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)225897304
Label
Air quality in America : a dose of reality on air pollution levels, trends, and health risks, Joel M. Schwartz and Steven F. Hayward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-268) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Regulators and environmental activists exaggerate air pollution levels and obscure positive trends
  • p. 167.
  • Conclusion: Regulatory Costs and Americans' Health
  • p. 174.
  • 8.
  • Has the Clean Air Act Been Good for Americans?
  • p. 177.
  • A Process-Focused System
  • p. 178.
  • Environmentalists, Regulators, and Other Special Interests
  • p. 187.
  • p. 7.
  • War without End
  • p. 193.
  • Better Ways to Achieve Cleaner Air
  • p. 195.
  • Chapter 2.
  • State-by-State Ozone Trends
  • p. 203.
  • Chapter 3.
  • State-by-State PM[subscript 2.5] Trends
  • p. 209.
  • Air pollution affects far fewer people, far less often, and with far less severity than is commonly believed
  • Chapter 6.
  • How We Estimated the Number of People Living in Areas That Violate Pollution Standards
  • p. 213
  • p. 10.
  • 1.
  • Air Quality Trends Before and After the Clean Air Act of 1970
  • p. 13.
  • Before the Clean Air Act: Steady Improvements in Air Quality
  • p. 14.
  • Why Did Air Quality Improve Before the Clean Air Act?
  • The Five Main Findings of This Study
  • p. 16.
  • More Driving, More Energy, More Economic Activity... and Less Air Pollution
  • p. 20.
  • Trends in Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Carbon Monoxide
  • p. 21.
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • p. 21.
  • 2.
  • Ozone: Historic Trends and Current Conditions
  • p. 27.
  • p. 3.
  • National Trends in Ozone Levels
  • p. 28.
  • The Chemistry of Slower Progress on 8-Hour Ozone Levels
  • p. 34.
  • 3.
  • Particulates: Historic Trends and Current Conditions
  • p. 39.
  • National Trends in Particulate Matter (PM[subscript 10] and PM[subscript 2.5])
  • p. 39.
  • Trends in PM[subscript 2.5]
  • The nation has sharply reduced air pollution levels, despite large increases in nominally "polluting" activities
  • p. 41.
  • Trends in PM[subscript 10]
  • p. 47.
  • 4.
  • Why Air Pollution Will Continue to Decline
  • p. 51.
  • Overview of National Pollution Emission Trends
  • p. 51.
  • Emissions Sources
  • p. 54.
  • p. 3.
  • Continuing Declines in Motor Vehicle Emissions
  • p. 55.
  • Continuing Declines in Industrial Emissions
  • p. 67.
  • Existing Requirements Will Eliminate Most Remaining Pollution Emissions
  • p. 72.
  • 5.
  • Exaggerating Air Pollution Levels; Obscuring Positive Trends
  • p. 83.
  • Americans' Perception of Air Pollution
  • Areas of the nation with the highest pollution levels have improved the most
  • p. 84.
  • Inflating Air Pollution Levels
  • p. 85.
  • Counting Clean Areas as Polluted
  • p. 92.
  • Same Failing Grades for High- and Low-Pollution Areas
  • p. 94.
  • Air Quality: Much Worse on Paper than in Reality
  • p. 97.
  • Refuting Their Own Claims
  • p. 5.
  • p. 98.
  • Making Pollution Decreases Look like Pollution Increases
  • p. 10.
  • Climate Change and Air Pollution
  • p. 104.
  • 6.
  • How Many Americans Live in Areas That Violate Federal Air Pollution Standards? Far Fewer Than You Think
  • p. 109.
  • Who Really Lives in Areas That Violate Federal Pollution Standards?
  • p. 112.
  • Air quality will continue to improve
  • 7.
  • Air Pollution and Health
  • p. 117.
  • How Do Scientists Assess Air Pollution's Health Effects?
  • p. 121.
  • Does Air Pollution Kill?
  • p. 126.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause People to Develop Asthma?
  • p. 136.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause Permanent Lung Damage?
  • p. 7.
  • p. 144.
  • Does Air Pollution Aggravate Preexisting Health Problems?
  • p. 148.
  • Laboratory Studies and Short-Term Air Pollution Health Effects
  • p. 160.
  • Does Air Pollution Cause Cancer?
  • p. 164.
  • Health Benefits from Air Pollution?
  • p. 165.
  • Mercury and Health
Control code
225897304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages : illustrations)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780844771878
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)225897304

Library Locations

    • Pardee Legal Research CenterBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771471 -117.187496
Processing Feedback ...