Black carbon is the sooty material emitted from combustion processes, and it can affect human health and the climate. Its role in the atmosphere is broad and complex. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) STAR program awarded ten grants to universities and organizations to address Black Carbon’s Role in Global to Local Scale Climate and Air Quality. Grantees focused on various black carbon research issues, such as better accounting for emissions and uncertainty, tracking how black carbon “ages” or reacts in the atmosphere, and better representing its ability to impact cloud droplet formation.? Highlights from the research findings will be summarized in this webinar series.
Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Air Pollution on Children's Health in Mongolia, by Public Health Prof. Rufus Edwards:
Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted cities in the world as a result of winter burning of raw coal for heating, combined with rapid urbanization. Pollution is a special concern in young children as a result of pnemonia and during critical phases of lung development.