28 Nov '14, 6pm

EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

The EPA reviews air quality standards every five years, as required by the Clean Air Act. Reviews follow a “set of open, transparent steps and considering the advice of a panel of independent experts.” This process includes public comment on the proposals. The EPA last updated the standards in 2008, when they were set at the current 75 ppb. Since then, EPA scientists have reviewed more than 1,000 studies on the effects of ozone and smog. The studies indicated that the current allowable level of 75 ppb “can pose serious threats to public health, harm the respiratory system, cause or aggravate asthma and other lung diseases, and is linked to premature death from respiratory and cardiovascular causes,” hence the recommendation for tighter controls.

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