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Air Pollutants

EPA Criteria Pollutants
The EPA has identified six pollutants as “criteria” air pollutants because it regulates them by developing human health-based and/or environmentally-based criteria (science-based guidelines) for setting permissible levels. These six pollutants are carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), and sulfur oxides.

Carbon Monoxide

Lead

Nitrogen Oxides

Ozone

Particulate Matter

Sulfur Dioxide

Other Air Pollutants

Acrolein

Asbestos

Benzene

Carbon Disulfide

Creosote

Fuel oils/Kerosene

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Synthetic Vitreous Fibers

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

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