EPA Will Reconsider National Air Standards for Soot (1)

June 10, 2021, 8:25 PMUpdated: June 10, 2021, 9:18 PM

The EPA announced Thursday that it will review national air quality standards for particulate matter left unchanged by the previous administration.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will move “expeditiously” to re-examine the status-quo standards and craft a supplement to the the 2019 Final Integrated Science Assessment that includes the latest research on the adverse health effects of the air pollutant commonly known as PM2.5, or soot.

A specialized particulate matter panel—previously dismantled under the Trump administration—will assist an independent review of the research by EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

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