2:30 PM EDT: EPA to Hold Media Call on Updated Ozone Standards


WASHINGTON -- Today at 2:30 p.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press call on the updated ozone standards. Exposure to ozone can harm the respiratory system (the upper airways and lungs), aggravate asthma and other lung diseases, and is linked to premature death from respiratory and cardiovascular causes.

WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Honorable Mayor George Heartwell of Grand Rapids, Mich.

WHAT: Press conference call on updated ozone standards

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. EDT

HOW: Members of the media interested in participating should dial in fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of the call at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Please call (877) 887-8949 and give the conference ID number 52890027.

You will be asked for your name, affiliation and email. The name of the call is “Ozone Update.”

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