EPA plans tougher airborne lead limit

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 02:21 in Mathematics & Economics

After adopting a standard 30 years ago that led to a 98% drop in atmospheric lead, the agency plans a further reduction that would affect up to 23 counties. Building on one of its all-time success stories, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to adopt a more stringent health standard for airborne lead to protect the nation's children.

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