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December 21, 2010 WHO Issues Indoor Air Quality Guidance

Grayson_Lynn_COLORBy E. Lynn Grayson


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued its first guidance on indoor air quality concerns. The new report titled WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality-Selected Pollutants evaluates exposure risks and other considerations for nine chemicals commonly found in indoor air. The nine chemicals addressed in the report are benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, naphthalene, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, radon, trichloroethylene, and tetrachloroethylene.

CATEGORIES: Air, Hazmat, OSHA, RCRA, Toxic Tort, TSCA

October 7, 2010 Aerospace And Refinery Air Toxics Data Requested

Grayson_Lynn_COLORBy E. Lynn Grayson


EPA recently sent information requests to 1,000 aerospace manufacturers and 152 petroleum refineries seeking toxic air emissions data. See 75 Fed. Reg. 59,710; 75 Fed. Reg. 60,107  (September 28-29, 2010). The purpose of these information requests is to determine whether future controls are needed to limit hazardous emissions. EPA must either promulgate additional standards against any residual risk or make an official determination that no further controls are necessary.

CATEGORIES: Air, Hazmat, Toxic Tort