Volume 91 Issue 3 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 21, 2013

EPA Urged To Retain Current Lead Limits

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: lead, air quality, Clean Air Act, EPA

EPA should consider keeping in place the existing air quality standard for lead, the agency’s staff says in a preliminary policy assessment. In 2008, the agency tightened the lead standard from 1.5 µg/m3 to 0.15 µg/m3. This was the first revision of the standard since it was initially set in 1978. The “currently available information supports a primary standard . . .

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