Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Air Meeting Ozone NAAQS is Not Safe


A study by Bell, et al of Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies indicates that air meeting EPA's current ozone NAAQS — 80 parts per billion — can still cause a significantly increased risk of premature death. Study Abstract (nih.gov).  Even 10 parts per billion in ozone concentrations causes a 0.3 percent increase in early mortality, which amounts to 2000 excess deaths per year in New York City alone. The study will be published in April in Environmental Health Perspectives.  Available online EHP Web site.


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