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NC State Experts Can Address Air Quality Issues, EPA Ozone Recommendations

Researchers at North Carolina State University can explain why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recommended tougher air quality standards for ozone. The EPA commissioned a report from the National Research Council (NRC) to determine the effect of ozone on human health. The NRC report, released today, supports the EPA’s recommendation, and concludes that lowering the amount of ozone in the atmosphere will save human lives.

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, professor of statistics, 919/515-1921 or fuentes@stat.ncsu.edu, is an expert on statistical modeling of air quality and the effects of air pollution on human health.

Fuentes is also a member of the NRC, and contributed to the report commissioned by the EPA. In addition, she is a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board.

Dr. Viney Aneja, professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences, 919/515-7808 or viney_aneja@ncsu.edu, studies air quality, including emissions, transport, and the fate of pollutants in the atmosphere.

Aneja is a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board’s Environmental Engineering Committee.

Dr. Christopher Frey, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, 919/515-1155 or frey@ncsu.edu, is an expert in energy and the environment, including pollution control, emissions sources and systems analysis.

Frey served on the NRC committee that studied the changes in EPA policies concerning new source review.

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