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New Particulate Rules Are Anything but Fine, Say Scientists

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Science  06 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5757, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5757.27a

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Cutting in half the maximum amount of fine particles that people should breathe over 24 hours sounds impressive. But critics of this revision to air pollution standards, proposed last month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, say the new daily threshold will only marginally improve public health.

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