New Regs = New Sampling Methods

Thompson, Michael
July 2010
Pollution Engineering;Jul2010, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p18
Trade Publication
The article highlights the impact of the changes to Environmental Protection Agency's (EPAs) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead in the U.S. It states that proximity of the sampler to source emissions and populations, meteorological conditions and background conditions must be considered to assess the potential risks of airborne lead. It notes that the changes in federal regulations will require majority of facilities to reassess their monitoring programs to ensure compliance.


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