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llessur
llessur asks:
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is air pollution a crime?

In Topics: Green living
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
The answer to this question will vary based on several factors, including:

>How "air pollution" is defined by government or legal authorities for the location in question (what scientific criteria or standards are used to determine if the air is "polluted");

>What air quality laws exist/apply for the location; and

>Whether or not the air quality in the location is scientifically proven to be in violation of any local, regional, state or national laws.

Here are some resources that you may find useful as you explore this further...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS): http://www.epa.gov/air/criteria.html

A Wikipedia page on air pollution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution

And two Education.com articles of relevance:

1.) Science Activity: Measuring Air Pollution
http://www.education.com/reference/article/science-activity-measuring-air-pollution/

2.) Counting Air Particulate Matter
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Counting_Air/?cid=70.100

Thank you for asking!
> 60 days ago

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