PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


EPA Says 211 Areas Exceed PM 2.5 Levels

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Comment | More

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has notified 25 governors and 23 tribal leaders that areas in their states and tribal lands do not meet the daily standards for fine particle pollution, known as PM 2.5.

 

The EPA designated 211 counties and parts of counties as not meeting the standard. These areas are called non-attainment areas. The affected areas will be required to take steps to reduce fine particle pollution.

 

The EPA strengthened its 24-hour fine particle standards in 2006 to protect public health. Fine particles can be emitted directly or by forming in the atmosphere from reactions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Exposure to fine particle pollution can cause serious health problems.

 

In addition to stationary sources such as power plants and other industrial facilities that emit PM 2.5 and related pollutants, a potential source of PM 2.5 is abrasive blasting, if abrasive and paint debris are not adequately contained.

   

Tagged categories: EPA

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
Enhanced Durability
Faster Shop Throughput


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Polyval Coatings
    Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

    Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
    www.polyflexlinings.com


    U.S. Zinc
    Historic Reliability. Innovative Performance.

    As an industry leader with an established global footprint, we provide the products that prolong the life your paints and coatings. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work™


    HoldTight Solutions Inc.
    NO FLASH RUST -
    NO CONTAMINANTS

    Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
    Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


    Atlas Material Testing Technology

    Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

    • Outdoor Accelerated
    Weathering
    • Laboratory Testing
    Services
    • Accelerated Weathering
    Instruments

    www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com