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Midwest Environmental Advocates. Air is one of our most forgotten resources.
While we can see the effects of deforestation or polluted rivers, we cannot tell when our air is being degraded until it becomes a potential health risk. Most of us can smell polluted air in high levels, but some chemicals have no odor or are undetectable once they have dissipated into the air. We may not realize it, but the air we breathe everyday can be impaired. Contact Us « Air Support America. Kansas Permaculture Collaborative. Mid-America Regional Council - Regional Planning for Greater Kansas City. What is the SkyCast?
The SkyCast is the ozone forecast for the Kansas City region. Like a weather forecast, it tells you what conditions are most likely to be for the next day. Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page.
See EPA's PDF page to learn more. Why are diesel emissions such a concern? Emissions from diesel engines contribute to a variety of air quality problems and may affect the health of those living, working and going to school in areas where diesel emissions are present. Air Quality issues The Midwest Region has over 28 million people living in areas not meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and/or particulate matter (PM 2.5) standards in 2004. BNSF Intermodal & Logistics Park KC. About: KC SmartPort. About KC SmartPort KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution, and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.
Origins of KC SmartPort The Kansas City area has a historic link to the development and evolution of the transportation and distribution sectors, resulting from its early days as a trading post and site of the first permanent rail crossing over the Missouri River. Today, international trade is an opportunity important in the Midwest region. The 1998 Mid-Continent TradeWay Study reinforced this reality. The Kansas City Advantage. When smoke gets in our eyes: The multiple impacts of atmospheric black carbon on climate, air quality and health.
Review article a Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UKb Air Science Team, Environment Agency, Solihull, UK Received 1 August 2005, Accepted 19 December 2005, Available online 2 March 2006 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.envint.2005.12.003.
Regulations and Standards: Heavy-Duty. NOTE: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download, to view some of the files on this page.
See EPA's PDF page to learn more about PDF, and for a link to the free Acrobat Reader. Extending the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles EPA and NHTSA, in collaboration with the California ARB, plan to extend the Heavy-Duty National Program beyond model year 2018, to further reduce fuel consumption through the application of advanced cost-effective technologies and continue efforts to improve the efficiency of moving goods across the United States. BNSF Railway Co - Google Maps. Staterailplan. StateWideRailPlan2011.pdf. Hydrocarbons Toxicity Treatment & Management. About Medscape Drugs & Diseases Medscape's clinical reference is the most authoritative and accessible point-of-care medical reference for physicians and healthcare professionals, available online and via all major mobile devices.
All content is free. The clinical information represents the expertise and practical knowledge of top physicians and pharmacists from leading academic medical centers in the United States and worldwide. The topics provided are comprehensive and span more than 30 medical specialties, covering: Health Effects. OEHHA Air: Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust. Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust A fact sheet by Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the American Lung Association Download a PDF copy of this fact sheet Diesel fuel is widely used throughout our society.
It powers the trucks that deliver products to our communities, the buses that carry us to school and work, the agricultural equipment that plants and harvests our food, and the backup generators that can provide electricity during emergencies. It is also used for many other applications. Diesel Exhaust. Diesel is a type of fuel derived from crude oil.
Large engines, including those used in many trucks, buses, trains, construction and farm equipment, generators, ships, and in some cars, run on diesel fuel. The exhaust from diesel engines is made up of 2 main parts: gases and soot. Each of these, in turn, is made up of many different substances. The gas portion of diesel exhaust is mostly carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Diesel.pdf. Diesel Fumes Now Classified as Carcinogenic - Safety Action. In June 2012, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) upgraded the classification of diesel engine exhaust from “probably carcinogenic to humans” to “carcinogenic to humans.” International experts have determined that there is sufficient evidence of a link between exposure to fumes from diesel engine exhausts and the incidence of lung cancer.
Petrol engine exhaust fumes were also reviewed but the classification remains unchanged from “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Studies found the risk of lung cancer for highly exposed workers increased by three times that of low exposure workers and very highly exposed workers had nearly 6 times the risk of associated cancer mortality. HAZARD ALERT - Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter. Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter Diesel engines provide power to a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment, and other machinery used in a large number of industries including mining, transportation, construction, agriculture, maritime, and many types of manufacturing operations.
Regulations and Standards: Diesel. You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more. Highway Diesel Rule This rule establishes a single comprehensive national control program that regulates the heavy-duty vehicle and its fuel as a single system. The sulfur standards for highway diesel fuel took effect starting in 2006. The emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles took effect starting in 2007.