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EPA's Exposure Research Program
Research and development, such as the DEARS project, that leads to improved methods, measurements and models to assess and predict exposures of humans and ecosystems to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, and food.

EPA's Transportation and Air Quality Program
Protecting public health and the environment by controlling air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions.

EPA's Health and Environmental Effects Research
Scientific research on the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors on human health and ecosystem integrity.

EPA's Region 5 Web Site
Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 Tribes

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Monitoring Program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Monitoring sites

Michigan Center for the Environment and Children's Health Exit EPA Disclaimer
Participant-researcher interface; facilitate partnering organizations

RTI International Exit EPA Disclaimer
Participant house visits and monitoring; field data collection

Community Action Against Asthma (CAAA) Exit EPA Disclaimer 
A community-based participatory research program which combines an investigation of environmental triggers of asthma with an intervention designed to reduce exposure to these triggers and improve the health status of children with asthma.

University of Michigan Detroit Cardiovascular Health Study (PDF, 1 page, 44KB)

ACCESS Exit EPA Disclaimer
The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) is a human services organization committed to the development of the Arab American community in all aspects of its economic and cultural life. Advocacy has been a tent for Access's mission throughout all its 34 years and joins with all others in this country.

One of the important departments in ACCESS is the environmental program and one of its most important projects is the Arab American Environmental Health project, which is a partnership with University of Michigan School of public Health, which is a community-based participatory research project aimed at increasing environmental health awareness, and reducing adverse health effects of disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards on Arab Americans in Metropolitan Detroit.

This site contains information about ACCESS departments, activities and services

Air Quality Information

Taking Toxics Out of the Air
Air toxics are those air pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems.

PM - How Particulate Matter Affects the Way We Live & Breathe
Particulate matter, or PM, is the term for particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets.

Mobile Source Emissions - Past, Present, and Future
Mobile source particulate emissions consist mainly of these very tiny particles, also known as PM2.5, because they are less than 2.5 microns in diameter.

How Ground Level Ozone Affects the Way We Live & Breathe
Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant that causes human health problems, and damages crops and other vegetation. It is a key ingredient of urban smog.

The Ozone Report: Measuring Progress through 2003
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA establishes air quality standards to protect public health and the environment.

EPA's Regional Haze Program
The Regional Haze program works for state and federal agencies to work together to improve visibility.

Particulate Matter Research
Particulate matter is composed of small solid and liquid particles suspended in the ambient air, and research studies have associated exposure to elevated levels of these particles in the air with damaging health effects.

Glossary - this glossary contains definitions of environmental terms.

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