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Better Air Quality Standards for Los Angeles County

Posted on December 01, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposal to strengthen the air quality standards for the Los Angeles County. We all know that the air we breathe when we are in the area is not of the best quality. Los Angeles itself is a busy city filled with thousands of cars everyday and the air quality is known to be one of the worst in the state. Based on the implications of the Clean Air Act, the EPA reviews standards every five years. During the review, advice is given by a panel of independent experts. The last time the EPA updated their standards was in 2008. It is time now, that the EPA updates their air quality standards.

The EPA wants to help clean up the air and improve access to air quality information and overall help and protect those who are most at risk. Bringing the ozone pollution standards in line can significantly improve the air around L.A County. It will take time for these standards to be in line to create a better environment for those living in L.A County but with the finalized proposal of Tier 3 clean vehicle fuels standards, we may begin to see that this proposal may help meet the proposed standards the EPA wants to accomplish.

Benefits for strengthening the air quality standards for Los Angeles

  • Improve acess to crucial air quality information
  • Protect those who are at risk of breathing complications
  • Protect families who suffer from asthma
  • Protect communities that are overburdened by pollution
  • Avoid asthma attacks, heart attacks, ¬†and missed school day

Above are some examples of the benefits that can come when organizations try to propose a plan that can help many communities. As of now, EPA will seek public comment and the final ozone standards will be issued by October 1st, 2015. We have seen the positive impact in many communities when the outdoor air is clean and safe. Keeping your indoor air is always something that we all can control and work on as well. If you would like to keep your indoor air clean, Airtek provides many services to achieve a healthier and safe indoor environment for yourself and all those around you.

 

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