Criteria Pollutants

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Criteria Pollutants?

The 1970 amendments to the Clean Air Act required EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for certain pollutants known to be hazardous to human health. EPA has identified and set standards to protect human health and welfare for six pollutants

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Air Quality Criteria   Conventional Pollutants   Criteria   Hazardous Air Pollutants   National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants NESHAPS   Toxic Pollutants   Transboundary Pollutants   Water Quality Criteria   
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