April 17th, 2015
BNA reports that while many state environmental agencies and several battery recyclers have endorsed an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to retain current national air standards for lead, RSR submitted comments calling for stricter regulations to protect children. RSR believes the EPA’s proposal to retain the current national ambient air quality standard for lead of 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter would be insufficient to protect children, who are are uniquely at risk of adverse health effects from low level lead exposure. The BNA report notes that RSR supports EPA adopting a much stricter ambient air quality standard in line with revised standards established by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California which targeted a reduction of airborne lead from 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter to 0.10 micrograms per cubic meter. Read the whole BNA Article on Lead NAAQS Proposals story here.
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