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|December 17, 2017|
‘Cool roofs’ have unintended consequence
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Scientists have found that widespread installation of certain “cool roof” materials could slightly increase ozone and fine particulate pollution levels.
“Cool roofs have many benefits including reduced energy use for cooling and mitigation of the significant health impacts of heat waves.” said Wayne Nastri, the Air Quality Management District’s executive officer.
“While the future, widespread use of certain kinds of cool roofing materials could slightly increase air pollution levels, we in no way want to discourage this technology. This study shows what needs to be done to help cool our cities and avoid increasing ozone levels as an unintended consequence.”
The study by scientists at the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the University of Southern California was released Monday.
Story Date: August 17, 2017