|Topic:||Managing Carbon Monoxide Pollution in Meteorological and Topographical Problem Areas|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Transportation Research Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Committee on Carbon Monoxide Episodes in Meteorological and Topographical Problem Areas
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
522 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 3:00 p.m.
Managing Carbon Monoxide Pollution in
Meteorological and Topographical Problem Areas
Incidences of unsafe carbon monoxide levels can arise in places such as Fairbanks, Alaska, where geography and cold weather combine to decrease air circulation, which traps the poisonous gas near the ground. This report, requested by Congress in PL106-377, examines such episodes, considers the effectiveness of emissions controls on motor vehicles, and looks at whether those controls have reduced accidental carbon monoxide poisonings.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 23, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.