EPA finalizes air toxic emissions standards PVC

EPA finalizes air toxic emissions standards for PVC

3:44 AM, 15th February 2012
EPA finalizes air toxic emissions standards for PVC

WASHINGTON, US: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued strong final standards requiring facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride and copolymers (PVC) to reduce harmful air emissions, which will improve air quality and protect people’s health in communities where facilities are located. Exposure to toxic air pollutants, like those emitted from PVC facilities, can cause respiratory problems and other serious health issues, and can increase the risk of developing cancer.

The final standards are based on currently available technologies and will reduce emissions of air toxics, such as dioxin and vinyl chloride. Facilities will have the flexibility to choose the most practical and cost-effective control technology to reduce the emissions. Facilities will be required to monitor emissions at certain points in the PVC production process to ensure that the standards are met.

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