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Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particle Pollution

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:38 pm

EPA Proposes to Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particle Pollution
http://www.epa.gov/airquality/particlep ... tions.html

"... based on assessing the body of available evidence, the ISA notes that (1) cardiovascular effects have been linked with elemental carbon as well as with PM2.5 from crustal sources, traffic, and wood smoke/vegetative burning..."

"...the currently available evidence suggests associations between cardiovascular effects and a number of specific PM2.5–related source categories, specifically oil combustion, wood or biomass burning, motor vehicle emissions, and crustal or road dust sources..."

"...These Northwest counties generally represent areas where the annual mean PM2.5 concentrations have historically been low but where relatively high 24-hour concentrations occur, often related to seasonal wood smoke emissions..."
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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