NAS Effort Finds Reducing Agricultural Nitrogen Harms Remains Difficult

March 12, 2021
Reducing the public health impacts from agricultural nitrogen runoff remains an “uphill battle,” but recent discussions among a variety of experts have provided information that can help decisionmakers “put the pieces together to make progress,” according to Thomas Burke, chair of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) interdisciplinary effort. Burke’s remarks at the conclusion of a recent NAS Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) workshop titled “Reducing the Health Impacts of the Nitrogen Problem” followed discussions on various technologies and social...

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