The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that are associated with numerous adverse health effects including cancer and neurological, reproductive, developmental, and other health problems. These pollutants come from a wide variety of industrial, residential, and mobile sources and the health risk exposure thresholds associated with them are continually updated according to the most current toxicological and epidemiological research. The following studies, including ongoing as well as future projects, have been undertaken to gain a better understanding of the concentration and sources of these pollutants.
Current & Ongoing Studies
Bountiful City Dichloromethane and Formaldehyde Source Apportionment Study
A source apportionment campaign, with an emphasis on determining the source of dichloromethane in Bountiful City, will be conducted between December 2018 and January 2019. Supporting measurements of PM2.5 concentration and composition will be provided as part of this effort.
- Principal Investigators: Kerry Kelly (UU), Jaron Hansen (BYU)
- Funded by Science for Solutions Grant: $80,067
- Learn more about dichloromethane in Bountiful