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Main Title Definition of Adverse Effects for the Purpose of Establishing Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards. October-December 1990.
Author Tingey, D. T. ; Hogsett, W. E. ; Henderson, S. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/400;
Stock Number PB91-171561
Additional Subjects Environmental effects ; Air pollution standards ; Ecology ; Public health ; Biological effects ; Pollution regulations ; Exposures ; Air quality ; Socioeconomic factors ; Air pollution effects(Plant) ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Economic analysis ; Reprints ; Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-171561 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Under the Clean Air Act, the USEPA establishes ambient air quality standards to protect public welfare from known or anticipated adverse effects from criteria air pollutants. Although adversity is simply defined (i.e., opposed to one's interest; harmful), its determination is fraught with difficulties. The definition depends on one's viewpoint; society has established that some effects are more serious than others. There is a view that ecological effects are adverse only if they can be expressed in economic terms. This leads to the conclusion that mitigative actions need not be taken unless the costs of the action are offset by sufficient benefits. Adverse effects, however, should be viewed in a broader societal content, i.e., the total benefits from ecological systems. (Copyright (c) 1990, ASA, CSSA, SSSA.)