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HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

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French Equivalent: Polluants atmosphériques dangereux

Definition:
Hazardous air pollutants are air pollutants that may reasonably be expected to cause or contribute to irreversible illness or death. They include asbestos, beryllium, mercury, benzene, coke oven emissions, radionuclides and vinyl chloride.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Air pollutants

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001