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EPA to enforce stricter smog limit

Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set a new national limit for smog. “Under the EPA’s old limit, set in 1997, air was unhealthy if it had an average of more than 84 parts per billion of ozone. The new limit is 75 parts per billion or more.”

According to an analysis performed by USA Today, “smaller metropolitan areas” as well as wilderness areas — “are the most likely to be labeled as smoggy” under the new limit. So much so, that the number of small counties (with less than 250,000 people) in violation of the limit would change “from five to 47.” Read about the analysis in today’s USA Today.

In honor of Earth Day (which is today), a report on smog related deaths will be released by the National Research Council.  Stay tuned…

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