Kevin Cromar Publishes

on Particle Pollution Standards in The United States


Director of Health, Environment, and Policy, Kevin Cromar, published “Science-Based Policy Recommendations for PM2.5 in the United States” in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article supports more stringent air-quality standards for particle pollution and contends that they can depart from recently revised WHO guidelines while remaining compatible with the evidence. Increasing contributions from wildland fires compel further research, and differences in particle concentrations across metropolitan areas are an environmental-justice concern that demands a short-term standard. Cromar has also engaged with OMB and EPA to advocate for more health-protective air-quality standards currently under review.

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