Why Updating Particle Standards Is Critical To Protect Health – NewsNaija.com.ng

According to the American Lung Association’s 2022 State of the Air report, more than four in 10 Americans (more than 137 million people) live in counties with unhealthy air. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposal to update the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate air pollution. However, this proposal misses the mark and is inadequate to protect public health from this deadly pollutant. The EPA needs to strengthen it.

Particle pollution, or particulate matter, is a mixture of tiny liquids and solid particles that can include dust, dirt, soot, smoke, or liquid droplets. This pollution is commonly the byproduct of power plants, combustion engines, and forest fires.

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