“EPA’s decision to reconsider the inadequate national limits on particulate matter is good news for the nation’s lung health. The science clearly shows that the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for this pollutant are too weak, allowing levels of particulate matter that endanger people’s health.
“The need is urgent for stronger standards that reflect what the science shows is needed to protect public health. We welcome EPA’s plan to listen to its scientific experts, and call on the agency to move as quickly as possible to propose, finalize and implement stronger limits on particulate matter
“We also urge EPA to act promptly on our petition to reconsider the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Strengthening these national standards is an opportunity for EPA to save lives and make huge, nationwide strides in advancing health equity and ensuring healthy air for all to breathe.”
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.