hazardous air pollutants

hazardous air pollutants

[‚haz·ər·dəs ′er pə‚lüt·əns]
(engineering)
Chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects. Listed hazardous air pollutants include benzene, found in gasoline; perchlorethlyene, emitted from some dry cleaning facilities; and methylene chloride, used as a solvent and paint stripper in industry; as well as dioxin, asbestos, toluene, and metals such as cadmium, mercury, chromium, and lead compounds. Also known as air toxics. Abbreviated HAP.
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This project will address community concerns about air quality in north Denver neighborhoods and will generate data that will help us understand and reduce exposure to hazardous air pollutants.
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37, would block the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which set limits on emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading worldwide producer of industrial dust and fume collectors, will host a free educational webinar titled: "The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Rule 6X: Are You Compliant?
Since then, the 225-employee factory has sharply cut its use of chemicals that generate hazardous air pollutants, company President Jeff Elliott said.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final emissions standards for industrial boilers and incinerators, complying with a court order to issue the final rule for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers, and Process Heaters.
These data contribute to the growing weight of evidence linking exposure to hazardous air pollutants such as benzene with adverse birth outcomes.
Testing capabilities include common criteria pollutants such as NOx and CO while also providing more complicated analyses for items such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), including Formaldehyde.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed changing when and how major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can change their status to a minor, or area, source.
The premier 2006 issue includes articles on the regulation of emission of greenhouse gases and hazardous air pollutants from motor vehicles, and boundaries for air quality control under the Clean Air Act, as well as commentaries on regulations dealing with ballast water discharge and public health approaches to obesity, including litigation and legislation.
According to EPA, air toxics baselines serve as fuel standards to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from gasoline-powered vehicles.

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