U.S. EPA sets new standard on smog pollutant

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WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday it has set a new air quality standard for a pollutant linked to lung problems emitted by automobiles and industrial plants. The agency set the new one-hour standard for nitrogen dioxide, which contributes to smog and fine particulate pollution, at a level of 100 parts per billion (ppb). It is also keeping the exiting annual average standard of 53 ppb. "For the first time ever, we are working to prevent ...

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