Urban Air Toxic Pollutants
There are 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that EPA is required to control. From these HAPs, EPA identified 30 that pose the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. These HAPs are referred to as the 30 urban air toxics. EPA also identified an additional three HAPs, but these HAPs are not generally emitted by area sources and, as such, were not included as part of the 30 urban air toxics. The three additional HAPs are coke oven emissions, 1,2-dibromoethane and carbon tetrachloride.
|List of 30 Urban Air Toxics|
|Acrolein||Propylene dichloride||Methylene chloride (dichloromethane)|
|Arsenic compounds||Ethylene dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane)||Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)|
|Benzene||Ethylene oxide||Polycyclic organic matter (POM)|
|Cadmium compounds||Hydrazine||Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)|
|Chromium compounds||Manganese compounds||Vinyl chloride|