• Q&A: Particulate matter air pollution standards need to be stronger

    10 days ago - By Healio

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changing National Ambient Air Quality standards for fine particulate matter to improve respiratory health, but this update could be stronger, according to the American Lung Association.
    “It's a matter of health, and it's a matter of environmental justice,” Laura Kate Bender, national assistant vice president of healthy air at the American Lung Association, told Healio.
    The current standard for annual fine particulate matter is 12 µg/m3. The EPA has proposed reducing it to a level between 9 µg/m3
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