AIR QUALITY, NOISE AND HEALTH

Air quality projections for the timeframe 1980 to 2000 are compared with the national ambient air quality standards and selected health effects data in order to assess the impact of alternative control levels during that timeframe, and an analysis is conducted to assess the cost effectiveness of approaches to obtaining the given level of emissions reduction for the automotive related pollutants (carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides). Increasingly stringent emission controls for nitrogen oxides are decreasingly cost effective, and it may be seen from the high degree of emission reduction needed to attain the national standard for oxidants, that implementation of all measures may still not result in attainment of the oxidant standard. The feasibility of a 2-car strategy is discussed, and the projection of potential benefits which could be derived from reductions of automobile noise. Emission levels are described in terms of the percent reduction in the extensiveness and severity of noise impact as determined from changes in the equivalent number of people impacted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of a panel of the Interagency Task Force on Motor Vehicle Goals Beyond 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 226 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM