LONDON – Auto makers in the European Union are coming under further pressure to produce cleaner vehicles with the EU Council of Ministers’ approval of a new air-quality directive setting strict limits for PM 2.5 particulate matter. This is the first time these tiny, health-damaging particles have had specific limits in the EU. The new law goes into effect in May 2010 and requires member states to meet an average PM 2.5 exposure level of below 20 micrograms per cu.-m in urban areas by ...

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