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OAR Publications

This page contains links to Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) publications intended to be useful to the general public. The publications are organized into several categories. Publications available on the OAR Website include annual reports, primarily of emissions trends but also including Great Waters reports; documents containing basic facts, including risk factors, "what you can do" information, and pollutant-specific information; and references, or more technical information, such as the Clean Air Act and other regulations. In addition, links are provided to publications available either on the Technology Transfer Network (TTN) Website or in print.

This list of publications is not intended to be a complete list of relevant publications. More detailed information on specific programs (Acid Rain, Climate Protection, Global Warming, Indoor Air, and Ozone Depletion) can be accessed through links at the top of this page.

For a complete list of sources of information for EPA publications, see the EPA National Library Network Program , which lists EPA libraries throughout the country and contains links to "Additional Sources of EPA Information," including other publication centers. A Terms of Environment : Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms document may also be useful.

Annual Reports | Basic Facts | Technical | Reference

Annual Reports

Air Quality Trends Reports
Emissions Trends Reports
EPA Great Waters Program Annual Reports
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory reports

Basic Facts

Air Pollution and Health Risk
Concerned Citizens
Evaluating Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide
Haze -- How Air Pollution Affects the View (PDF format - 432KB) Requires Acrobat Reader
This two-page pamphlet gives a general description of what regional haze is, where it comes from, and what is being done to reduce it. For additional information, see EPA's Visibility website.
Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Quality-related publications
NOx -- How Nitrogen Oxides Affect the Way We Live and Breathe
OZONE-Good Up High, Bad Nearby
- Full brochure (HTML format)
- Full brochure (PDF format - 295 KB)
UV Index Document


The Second Generation Model (SGM) is a model used by the Office of Atmospheric Programs to analyze issues related to climate change.


Clean Air Act and Amendments
EPA Publications
Indoor Air Quality-related publications
National Radon Proficiency Listing
Radon Publications
Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide
Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act (Section 812 Assessment):
The Plain English Guide To The Clean Air Act
Taking Toxics Out of the Air--Progress in Setting Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards Under the Clean Air Act
- Full brochure (HTML format)
- Full brochure (PDF format - 808 KB)

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