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Criteria Air Pollutants

A criteria air pollutant is one of six commonly found air pollutants. This categorization consists of the air pollutants: particulate matter (fugitive dust; PM2.5 and PM10), ground-level ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur oxides (SO), nitrogen oxides (NO), and lead (Pb). Due to their individual health effects to humans and the environment each pollutant has received specific emission limitations designed by the EPA based upon the clean air acts requirement to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act  not only required the creation of NAAQS but caused further division of NAAQS related to sensitive groups, known as primary standards, and another subsection based upon visibility and the environment, known as secondary standards.  Below is a chart of the NAAQs available through the  EPA.

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

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Illegal open burning

 

improper burn material

 

fugitive dust

 

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