||Risk and exposure assessment to support the review of the SO2 primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards : first draft.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Sulfur oxides--Toxicology. ;
Sulfur oxides--Environmental aspects. ;
Air quality management--Standards. ;
Sulfur oxides--Health aspects.
Air quality standards ;
Risk assessments ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Exposure assessments ;
Public health ;
Ambient air ;
Air pollution effects (Humans) ;
Environmental effects ;
Sulfur oxides ;
Human exposure ;
Tables (Data) ;
Health effects ;
National ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ;
Lung function responses ;
Short term exposures
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is presently conducting a review of the primary, health based national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). Sections 108 and 109 of the Clean Air Act (The Act) govern the establishment and periodic review of the NAAQS. These standards are established for pollutants that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare, and whose presence in the ambient air results from numerous or diverse mobile or stationary sources. The NAAQS are to be based on air quality criteria, which are to accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of identifiable effects on public health or welfare that may be expected from the presence of the pollutant in ambient air. The EPA Administrator is to promulgate and periodically review, at five-year intervals, primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for such pollutants. Based on periodic reviews of the air quality criteria and standards, the Administrator is to make revisions in the criteria and standards and promulgate any new standards as may be appropriate. The Act also requires that an independent scientific review committee advise the Administrator as part of this NAAQS review process, a function now performed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The Agency has recently decided to make a number of changes to the process for reviewing the NAAQS (described at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/).
Project officer: Michael Stewart. "June 2008." First draft. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/P-08-003." PB2009-100891.