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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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92% reduction in TRI urban air toxics since 1990, and 92% reduction in toxicity weighted hazard
In this first large population-based childhood brain cancer study investigating ambient air toxics measured at community-based monitoring stations, we found increased risks for embryonal brain tumors in young children related to estimated exposure during fetal and first-year-of-life brain development.
For example, the EPA could decide that regulating carbon dioxide emissions is more important than regulating mercury emissions, and withdraw its mercury air toxics rule for some (or all) power plants, thereby potentially opening the door to section 111(d) regulation for those sources.
emissions data and cancer risk estimates for air toxics.
Most air toxics originate from human-made sources, including cars, trucks, buses and stationary sources like factories, refineries, power plants, as well as building materials and activities such as cleaning.
137) Ironically, however, this rule involved considerably more industry participation during the preproposal stage (138) and more changes made to weaken the rule (139) than was the case for the larger set of ninety air toxics rules.
As CLFs Jonathan Peress said in a press statement, the EPAs recent Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) "amount to one of the most significant public health and environmental measures in years.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finally poised to adopt a power plant air toxics rule that will mainly target mercury, fine particulates (which contain heavy metals), and acid gases.
Earlier this year the EPA proposed new "Mercury and Air Toxics Standards" regulating mercury emissions from utilities across the country, with the goal of reducing the amount of mercury emitted by coal burning by 91 percent by 2016.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air toxics rule for industrial boilers and incinerators and replace it several years from now with a less-stringent standard.
Building on the Obama Administration's record of protecting the public's health through common-sense clean air standards--including proposed standards to reduce emissions of mercury and other air toxics, as well as air quality standards for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide--the U.
Study after study show that to protect public health, we need to significantly lower the amount of soot, smog, and air toxics, which include mercury, lead, arsenic and dioxin.

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