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Region 10: the Pacific Northwest
Serving the people of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Native Tribes
Hazardous Air Pollutants or 'Air Toxics' are prolific throughout the environment. There are 188 toxic chemicals regulated by the EPA.
People who are exposed to air toxics over significant durations and concentrations have increased risk of respiratory problems, neurological damage, immunological problems or cancer.
The links below will give more information into the human and ecological health risks associated with hazardous air pollutants.
Residual Risk and Risk Assessment- Region 10 homepage
Health Effects of Air Pollution - Biography of Studies
EPA Sponsored Webpages
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) Unified Air Toxics Website
National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) website
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Explorer
Fact Sheets for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Air Pollution and Health Risk
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Database
Dose-Response Assessment for Assessing Health Risks Associated With Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants
Local Air Toxics Information
Air Quality Where You Live - The Air Now Pages contain current air quality information where you live.
Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants - A Citizen's Guide
Evaluating Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide
To EPA Region 10 Air Toxics Page
To EPA Region 10 Risk Assessment Page
Region 10 Environmental Assessment Homepage
Health Risk Links
Reports of the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management (1997)
Understanding Risk (National Research Council, 1996)
Science and Judgment in Risk Assessment (National Research Council, 1994)
ToxNet- a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas)