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Media Alert: EPA to Designate Areas for Nation’s First Fine Particle (PM2.5) Air Quality Standard

Release Date: 12/16/2004
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Contact: Cynthia Bergman 202-564-9828 /

(Washington, D.C. - December 16, 2004) EPA officials will sign letters to the governors designating areas of states that do or do not attain new health standards for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. Fine particles are scientifically linked to a variety of serious health problems. This is the nation’s first air quality standard for this pollutant.

WHO: EPA officials

WHAT: First Fine Particle (PM2.5) Air Quality Standard Designations

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 17, 2004
12:00 p.m.

WHERE: EPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios South
Rachel Carson Room
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

CALL IN: Call in number: 202-275-0170, Access Code: 9799#