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Review Groups and Expert Groups Reports 

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Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in the United Kingdom (PDF 12.73 MB)
Report Date: 14/12/2012
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
Author: The Air Quality Expert Group
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Review of Transboundary Air Pollution (RoTAP): Acidification, Eutrophication, Ground Level Ozone and Heavy Metals in the UK (ZIP 15.83 MB)
Report Date: 19/06/2012
Categories: Air Quality Modelling, Acid Rain, Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems, Monitoring Networks, Review Groups and Expert Groups, Strategic Policy Analysis
Author: Prof D Fowler, Prof. M Ashmore, Prof. N Cape, Prof. D Derwent, Dr C Dore, Dr T Dore, Prof. B Emmett, Prof. P Grennfelt, J Hall, H Malcolm, D Monteith and R Smith
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Launch of AQEG Ozone in the United Kingdom Report (PDF 17.29 KB)
Report Date: 23/03/2009
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
There are 8 additional files with this report.

Defra’s advisory Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) launched its latest report Ozone in the United Kingdom on 4th March 2009. The report investigates the recent historic trends, current status and likely future changes to tropospheric ozone concentrations in the UK over the next 20 years. See www.defra.gov.uk/environment/airquality/publications/ozone/pdf/aqeg-ozone-report.pdf

The launch brought together a number of air quality experts to participate in a discussion on biogenic emissions.

A summary report will follow soon. Further information about the Air Quality Expert Group and reports can be found at www.defra.gov.uk/environment/airquality/panels/aqeg/index.htm

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Consultation on Ozone in the United Kingdom (PDF 3.02 MB)
Report Date: 15/05/2008
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
There are 5 additional files with this report.

This is the fifth report of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG). The report investigates the recent historic trends, current status and likely future changes to tropospheric ozone concentrations in the UK. The main focus is on human exposure to ozone pollution, particularly in urban areas. AQEG has also considered trends and changes to ozone precursor emissions on the European and global scales, as a background to the main focus of the report.

The report is being published in draft to allow expert comment before the group reaches its final conclusions. Any technical comments on the report should be received by Wednesday, 6 August 2008.
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Consultation on guidelines for metals and metalloids in ambient air for the protection of human health (PDF 706.91 KB)
Report Date: 15/05/2008
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
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In the report, the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS) recommends guideline values for arsenic, beryllium, chromium and nickel. These metals are all human or suspected human carcinogens and have been shown to affect human health through the inhalation route. They are also amongst the substances most frequently encountered by the Environment Agency when determining permits for major industrial activities.

The report is being published in draft to allow expert comment before the group reaches its final conclusions. Any technical comments on the report should be received by Wednesday, 6 August 2008.
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Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom ()
Report Date: 16/06/2005
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

This is the second report of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG). The report provides an update of the science of particulate matter and an assessment of the attainability of the Air Quality Strategy objectives and EU limit values for particulate matter.
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Nitrogen Dioxide in the United Kingdom Report ( 4.00 KB)
Report Date: 22/04/2004
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
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Modelling of the Environmental Distribution and Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants on a National, European and Global Scale (PDF 1.61 MB)
Report Date: 01/03/2004
Categories: Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems, Review Groups and Expert Groups
Author: Andy. Sweetman, Konstantinos Prevedouros, Nick Farrar, Foday Jaward and Kevin C. Jones
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STATUS OF UK CRITICAL LOADS. CRITICAL LOADS METHODS, DATA & MAPS. FEBRUARY 2003 (PDF 445.49 KB)
Report Date: 04/02/2003
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
There are 9 additional files with this report.

Visit the CEH Critical Loads webiste www.critloads.ceh.ac.uk
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Ozone in the United Kingdom (HTML)
Report Date: 02/04/2002
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups
Author: Prof D Fowler

"Fourth Report of the Photochemical Oxidants Review Group, 1997"
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Transboundary Air Pollution: Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone in the UK NEGTAP 2001 (PDF)
Report Date: 31/12/2001
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups, Acid Rain, Atmospheric Emissions, Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Ecosystems
Author: Prof D Fowler
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Source Apportionment of Airborne Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom (HTML)
Report Date: 28/01/1999
Categories: Strategic Policy Analysis, Review Groups and Expert Groups
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Acid Deposition in the United Kingdom 1992-94 (HTML)
Report Date: 01/06/1997
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Critical Levels of Air Pollutants for the United Kingdom (HTML)
Report Date: 01/11/1996
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Ozone in the United Kingdom 1993 - Third PORG report (HTML)
Report Date: 01/11/1996
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Mapping and Modelling Environmental Acidification in the United Kingdom (HTML)
Report Date: 01/07/1996
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Airborne Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom - Third QUARG report (HTML)
Report Date: 01/05/1996
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Review Groups and Expert Groups
There are 1 additional files with this report.
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Critical Loads of Acid Deposition for United Kingdom Freshwaters (HTML)
Report Date: 01/09/1995
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Critical Loads of Acidity in the UK (HTML)
Report Date: 01/11/1994
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems (HTML)
Report Date: 01/10/1994
Categories: Acid Rain, Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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Diesel Vehicle Emissions and Urban Air Quality - Second QUARG report (HTML)
Report Date: 01/12/1993
Categories: Urban Air Quality, Review Groups and Expert Groups
There are 1 additional files with this report.
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Ozone in the United Kingdom 1997 - Third PORG report (HTML)
Report Date: -
Categories: Review Groups and Expert Groups

Executive Summary only
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