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Reducing the health effect of particles from agriculture

Brunekreef, Bert; Harrison, Roy M.; Künzli, Nino; Querol, Xavier; Sutton, Mark A.; Heederik, Dick J.J.; Sigsgaard, Torben. 2015 Reducing the health effect of particles from agriculture. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 3 (11). 831-832. 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00413-0

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Abstract/Summary

This autumn, the European Union (EU) Parliament will have a crucial vote on the future of air pollution policy in Europe. For discussion is a commission proposal for new national emission ceilings, as amended by the European Parliament Environment Committee in July, 2015. The proposed emission ceilings cover not only emissions of primary, directly emitted particulate matter but also emissions from precursor gases. These gases include ammonia, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, which react in the atmosphere to form solid (particulate) ammonium sulphates and nitrates.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00413-0
CEH Sections: Dise
ISSN: 2213-2600
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: A 'comment' paper.
Additional Keywords: nitrogen, health, agriculture, ammonia emissions
NORA Subject Terms: General > Science Policy
Agriculture and Soil Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 14 Jan 2016 15:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/512580

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