Get access to our best features
Get access to our best features
Published 2 months ago

EPA announces new air quality standards for particulate matter, citing health risks

  • The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized tighter standards for fine soot, aiming to reduce air pollution. This update will prevent about 4,500 premature deaths and 800,000 asthma-related emergency visits each year in the US.
  • Fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, primarily affects individuals with heart and lung disease and vulnerable groups like children and the elderly. Communities of color are disproportionately affected.
  • The new standard sets the limit for fine particle pollution at 9 micrograms per cubic meter of air. It is estimated to result in $46 billion in health benefits and prevent 290,000 lost workdays by 2032.
Insights by Ground AI
Does this summary seem wrong?

0 Articles

All
Left
Center
Right
Think freely.Subscribe and get full access to Ground NewsSubscriptions start at $9.99/yearSubscribe

Bias Distribution

  • 60% of the sources are Center
59% Center
Factuality

To view factuality data please Upgrade to Premium

Ownership

To view ownership data please Upgrade to Vantage

Sources are mostly out of (0)