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Estimating Fatalities Induced by Economic Impacts of EPA's Ozone and Particulate Standards

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Publication Date: June 1997

Publisher(s): Reason Foundation

Author(s): Ralph L. Keeney; Kenneth Green

Topic: Environment (Environmental policy)

Type: Report


On November 27, 1996, EPA announced its intention to tighten two already challenging air quality standards--one which regulates exposure to ground--level ozone, and one which limits exposures to small particulate pollution, or particulates. EPA proposed the new standards after a review off the scientific literature generated since the last review process, during which EPA administrative staff concluded that the existing standards for ozone and PM were not considered fully protective off the public's health.