By Steven Sakiyama, Randolph P. Angle (auth.), Eric Taylor, Ann McMillan (eds.)
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MOI was stopped until more scientific evidence could be presented on LRTAP and effects. Meanwhile, in Europe, in 1981 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Air Management Group completed the first cost-benefit analysis of sulphur dioxide, sulphate aerosol and acid rain for Western Europe (OECD 1981), showing that benefits were at least comparable to costs and might considerably exceed them in monetary terms. In 1982, the Second Stockholm Convention focussed on acid rain and the progress made since the 1972 Convention.
He established links with all the foremost authorities in the area, using powerful statistical analyses to reveal relationships in huge data bases. Studies done in the 1990s established the links between air pollution and health in many useful ways (Burnett et al. 1994a, 1994b, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999). Dr. Jeff Brook pioneered making the complex measurements needed to support studying the linkages between air quality and health in the field. Once associations are found from data, specific studies linking pollutant exposure to effects directly are important, as are characterizations of pollutants, (Brook and Johnson 2000, Brook et al.
A “history” is often linear in time but this one is not. 1 illustrates the timeline for some key air quality events mentioned in this chapter. 1 The Trail Smelter Case The Trail smelter emissions ensured that air pollution became a recognized issue in Canada as early as 1896 when the first smelter was built. As the facility was expanded over the years, locals started to protest the smoke plume, and in the early 1920s a stack over 100 m tall was built. This served to disperse the fumes further down the Columbia River Valley and caused vegetation damage on farms on the American side of the border, over 20 km away.
Air Quality Management: Canadian Perspectives on a Global Issue by Steven Sakiyama, Randolph P. Angle (auth.), Eric Taylor, Ann McMillan (eds.)