ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE. FIRST REPORT: VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. VOLUME 1. REPORT TOGETHER WITH PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

This report explains why and in what ways emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the UK need to be reduced, despite the resulting increasing costs. Its many recommendations cover: (1) the environmental impact of VOC emissions; (2) further research into the chronic health effects of VOCs; (3) monitoring and measurement of VOC emissions; (3) air quality standards and policy; (4) reducing VOC emissions from mobile sources; and (5) reducing VOC emissions from stationary sources. In particular, it recommends that the next phase of the UK strategy to reduce VOC emissions should attempt to ensure that by far the greatest reductions come from the road transport sector, in view of the extensive benefits to society of reducing vehicle emissions. To achieve an ultimate target of 75% reduction, policies to achieve further reductions by industry and the general public should be formulated, using cost benefit analysis and life cycle analysis. A European strategy for reducing ozone pollution, including that caused by VOCs, is also needed.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.
  • Serial:
    • PAPER
    • Issue Number: 39-I
    • Publisher: Her Majesty Stationary Office

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-10-293195-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM