FAQs about Air Pollution

9. What are the most dangerous air pollutants?

Compounds classified as dangerous pollutants are those that can cause serious and irreversible effects on health. Among these are carbon tetrachloride, chlorine, ethylene oxide, cadmium and manganese. In the United States, emission standards have been set for eight hazardous pollutants: asbestos, vinyl chloride, benzene, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, radon and radio nuclides other than radon.

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Air pollution in big cities is also a topic
At first sight the concern about air pollution, smog or pollution in cities, has been relegated to the background by universal and more alarming issues, which monopolize more headlines, such as global warming, climate change…

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