Carbon Monoxide Conundra
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CO Conundra of EPA

GIVEN that EPA’s latest review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for CO (completed in 2011) identified hundreds of epidemiological studies documenting many significantly increased risks of morbidity and mortality to people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases from small increases in CO exposures of just 0.1 to 1 ppm and within ambient ranges of just 1 to 3ppm...

GIVEN that both EPA staff and its Clean Air Science Advisory Committee recommended that the EPA Administrator consider lowering the current NAAQS for CO from 9ppm average for 8hours to 3-4ppm and the 35ppm average for 1 hour to 5-8ppm...

WHY did EPA’s Administrator dismiss all the epidemiological data and propose that the current standards, first adopted in 1971, were still sufficient to protect the health of susceptible populations as the Clean Air Act requires?   

For more on this and 6 other critical problems with EPA's proposed rule,
see Albert Donnay's detailed critique and Call for Comments.

You can submit comments directly to EPA until 4/12/2011 via email
Be sure to specify Docket # EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0015 in subject line.   
or just 
sign our on-line petition to EPA.  Thank you!

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