Sonoma Technology and EPA Help Schools Reduce Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
Some of the strategies identified in the publication have already been successfully implemented in schools and communities across the country. The publication provides a ventilation and filtration system assessment checklist to help schools improve classroom air quality and illustrates land-use strategies to minimize pollution exposure. It also identifies additional ways to reduce exposure, including using sound walls, vegetative barriers, and effective transportation management policies.
As part of our work, Sonoma Technology performed literature reviews on near-road health concerns, mitigation strategies, and best practices for reducing exposure. In addition, Sonoma Technology assessed analysis tools to support near-road/smart growth planning and developed case study material illustrating near-road planning principles to reduce pollutant exposure.