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air quality standards

A general term for the standards of air quality (concentration of pollutants for an average length of time) set by the Environmental Protection Agency or equivalent body in a particular country. In the US, the standards are based on the concentration of 5 ambient air pollutants (SO2, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, and NO2).
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This process properly established the science for health-protective air quality standards 6 until now.
The evidence shows that air quality standards can be met as required by all three of the schemes, including the north-west runway at Heathrow," she told MPs.
However, in individual year the highest number of respiratory cases in these months differ from year to year (Table 2), but the lowest number of cases are reported almost in every year in November followed by December.[PM.sub.10] levels exceed the air quality standards (Table 1) and, therefore may pose potential threat to human health, if residents are exposed to such a high level for long time.
Currently 38 out of 43 geographical 'zones' in the UK are failing EU air quality standards due to high levels of nitrogen dioxide - the gas that is emitted by burning fuels, especially diesel.
Currently, 15 UK cities, including Glasgow, fail to meet the minimum air quality standards.
As well as complying with industry regulations, the move will enable Paoli to meet growing customer demand for products that meet the indoor air quality standards of groups such as BIFMA and the Greenguard Environmental Institute.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld EPA's decision to tighten air quality standards for fine particulate matter in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) v.
Moreover, HEAL notes that "this exemption to pollute more will be an even greater strain for Poland's already alarming air pollution situation." Eighty-six percent of Poland's urban population is exposed to dirty air that is beyond the EU's air quality standards. Six Polish cities are among the ten most polluted locations in Europe, where the EU's limits for particulate matter are exceeded on one out of three days on average.
"The $2 billion ten-year package included continued funding for two major California clean diesel programs --the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program and AB 923 which supports local air district program to reduce diesel emissions," said Ezra Finkin, Policy Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
This standard lays down minimum air quality standards and defines allowable content levels for dirt, water and oil.
The National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particle Pollution: Particle Pollution and Health.
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