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air toxics

[′er ¦täk·siks]
(engineering)

Air toxics

Any air pollutant for which a standard in the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) does not exist that may reasonably be anticipated to cause serious or irreversible chronic or acute health effects in humans.
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Because many air toxics have effects on the nervous system that are very similar to those of ethanol, Benignus et al.
A National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment that uses the distribution of population and traffic across the nation's counties predicts that the highest level of risk for toxic-caused cancers in Lane County would be found in west Eugene and the Gateway area of Springfield.
The EPA estimates that the July 2004 final rule will reduce air toxics emissions from the manufacturing of plywood and composite wood products by 11,000 tons per year, a 58% decrease from 1997 Levels.
But EPA spokesman Dave Ryan said air toxics are regulated individually, based on available pollution control and monitoring technology, not just on known health effects.
The 600 power plants were covered by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards had 3 years to comply.
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which will reduce mercury emissions from power plants by 90 percent.
21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing a final Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, which will save up to 17,000 lives, prevent 11,000 non-fatal heart attacks and avert 12,000 hospital and emergency room visits, according an analysis by the EPA.
Air toxics, in particular, are a source of great concern.
For more information on the area source rule, visit EPA's Air Toxics website at http://www.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it has proposed a minor adjustment to gasoline standards for certain refiners and importers under the Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) rule.
The results echo those of a congressional report on air toxics commissioned by Rep.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) to provide analytical and modeling support for evaluation of emissions of mobile source greenhouse gases (GHG), criteria pollutants, air toxics, and associated methods of control.

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