lead in air News

  • Final EPA Staff Paper Recommends Stronger Standards for Airborne Lead

    (Washington, D.C. - Nov. 1, 2007) A key document in EPA's review of national air quality standards for lead recommends the agency strengthen the current lead standards to better protect children. The 'Final Staff Paper' does not change current air quality standards. It does, however, contain EPA staff recommendations for the administrator to consider in upcoming decisions about revising the ...

  • Europe gifting €2,600 subsidy for every diesel car through low diesel tax – study

    Europeans pay 14 cent more on average in tax for a litre of petrol than for diesel – indirectly subsidising diesel cars to the order of €2,600 per vehicle, a new study by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) finds. This 30% tax gap in favour of diesel is a key reason for diesel cars’ majority share of new sales in Europe and leads to air ...

  • Systemair acquires Holland Heating from Carrier

    Systemair (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) announce its acquisition of Holland Heating, a leading air handling unit manufacturer in the Netherlands. Founded in 1955, Holland Heating has a production facility and is headquartered in Waalwijk. The company has been owned by Carrier since 1997 and reported a turnover of EUR 32.5 million in 2012. "We are very pleased to acquire a company with such a ...


    By Systemair GmbH

  • Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Promises to be a “Must Attend” Event

    With 2014 coming to an end and the busy spring conference period just a short time away, many of the leading indoor air quality and energy efficiency experts have begun penciling in conferences to attend next year. One of the top conferences for many of these professionals is the 2015 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference. The Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference has hosted ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Seeks Early Input on Standards for Airborne Lead

    EPA is seeking early comments on policy options the agency is considering as it reviews the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead. The United States has made tremendous progress in reducing lead concentrations in the outdoor air. Average lead concentrations in the air have dropped a dramatic 96 percent since 1980, primarily as a result of the ban on lead in motor vehicle ...

  • US air quality control standards for lead now 10 times stronger

    EPA dramatically strengthened the nation's air quality standards for lead, improving public health protection, especially for children. The new standards tighten the allowable lead level 10 times to 0.15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air (ug/m3). 'America's air is cleaner than a generation ago,' said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. 'With these stronger standards a new generation ...

  • Systemair increases ownership in HSK, Turkey

    Systemair AB (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) acquired 70 percent of the shares of the Turkish company HSK in August 2012. HSK is Turkey's leading manufacturer of air handling units and turnover for 2012 estimated around EUR 22 million. Systemair acquired a further 20 percent of the shares in HSK on December 21. "We are pleased for the opportunity to increase our ownership and that the founding ...


    By Systemair GmbH

  • EPA identifies areas in Iowa and Kansas that would not meet tighter lead air standards

    Today, EPA is announcing areas in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and Saline County, Kan., that would not meet tighter lead air standards. The state environmental agencies in Iowa and Kansas have been working with facilities to reduce lead emissions through implementation of emission controls. The states will be required to develop and implement plans to meet air quality lead standards by December ...

  • EPA Staff Urges More Protective Airborne Lead Standard

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2007 (ENS) - Saying there is no safe level of lead in the air, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff scientists on Thursday recommended strengthening the air lead standard to protect the health of American children. The staff paper says the standard for airborne lead should be set at least seven times lower than the concentration allowed today. The staff report ...

  • EPA Identifies Areas Violating Lead Standards/ Reducing lead emissions will improve public health, especially for children

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that 16 areas across the country are not meeting the agency’s national air quality standards for lead. These areas, located in 11 states, were designated as “nonattainment” because their 2007 to 2009 air quality monitoring data showed that they did not meet the agency’s health-based standards. ...

  • Systemair acquires in Turkey

    Systemair has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the shares in the Turkish company HSK. HSK is Turkey's leading manufacturer of air handling units and in 2011 the company had a turnover of SEK 160 million. The company has two production facilities on the outskirts of Istanbul, as well as sales offices in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Dubai and Iraq. "Turkey is an interesting market with ...


    By Systemair GmbH

  • EPA identifies areas violating lead standards/ reducing lead emissions will improve public health, especially for children (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that 16 areas across the country are not meeting the agency’s national air quality standards for lead. These areas, located in 11 states, were designated as “nonattainment” because their 2007 to 2009 air quality monitoring data showed that they did not meet the agency’s health-based standards. Exposure to lead ...

  • EPA plans to restrict toxic airborne lead

    For the first time in 30 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to further reduce the amount of lead in the air. While leaded gasoline is history, about 1,300 tons of lead a year is emitted into the air from smelters, iron and steel foundries, and general aviation gasoline, the EPA estimates. Once it is airborne, lead can be inhaled. Or, after it settles out of the air onto ...

  • EMSL Testing Lab Strengthens Commitment to Quality With A2LA Accreditation

    EMSL's corporate laboratory in Cinnaminson, NJ has received their new A2LA scope of accreditation, which now includes Env. Lead (Soil, Paint Chips, Dust Wipes, Air). Lead in Air - NIOSH 7105 - GFAA, Trace Metals, Total Lead, Consumer Safety Specs for Toy Safety, Cadmium in Childrens' metal jewelry and childrens' non-metal products. Lead in consumer products, such as toys and jewelry, presents a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Draft Lead Risk Assessment Available for Public Comment

    Washington, D.C. – EPA is releasing a second draft risk report as part of the agency’s review of the national air quality standards for lead. Completing and reviewing a risk assessment is part of the extensive scientific and technical process EPA uses to review any national ambient air quality standard. EPA has provided the draft report to the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC), a ...

  • UK aircraft rerouting aims to maintain safety and improve environmental performance

    Proposals to redraw the aircraft route map across a large area of south-east England have been published for public comment in the biggest-ever consultation by NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic management company. The proposed changes are the first fundamental overhaul in several decades for this area of airspace and are designed to reduce delay whilst maintaining safety and improving ...


    By NATS

  • EPA notifies states of areas that would not meet tighter lead air standards (HQ)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has notified states of the initial list of areas that would not meet new, more protective national air quality standards for lead. Reducing lead in the environment is important because lead exposure can cause a range of adverse health effects, most notably in children. Exposures to low levels of lead early in life can have an adverse impact on IQ, ...

  • EPA announces most areas meet air quality standards for lead

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that available air quality information indicates that 39 states are meeting the health-based national air quality standards for lead set in 2008. Based on 2008 to 2010 air quality monitoring data, EPA also determined that Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan and Puerto Rico each have one area that does not meet the agency’s health ...

  • EPA to reconsider monitoring requirements for airborne lead

    To ensure the most vulnerable Americans are adequately protected from exposure to lead from the air, EPA will reconsider some of its lead air pollution monitoring requirements, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced. Even at low levels, lead exposures can damage a child’s IQ, learning and memory. “We have a fundamental responsibility to protect every child from environmental threats, ...

  • Systemair acquires Menerga GmbH in Germany

    Systemair (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) has signed an agreement to acquire Menerga GmbH in Germany, a leading European manufacturer of air handling units for comfort, pool and process ventilation with extra high efficiency. Menerga was founded in 1981 and has its headquarters and production facilities in Mülheim an der Ruhr, just outside Dusseldorf. Sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 56.7 ...


    By Systemair GmbH

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