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B. ) and W. B. S. ) ABSTRACT Recent concern over commuter exposure to high levels of roadway-related air pollutants, the projected increase in the number of diesel-powered passenger vehicles, and the demonstrated inadequacy of fixed monitoring stations in replicating commuter exposure have prompted research in this area. This paper presents the development of new methodological tools for identifying, predicting, and analyzing commuter exposure to motor vehicle generated air pollutants. Commuter exposure modeling is of interest to those involved in regulation, monitoring, planning, and health effects research.
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