One of the areas of environmental health research that's producing almost monthly results is the varied and pernicious adverse human health effects of tiny particulate matter, or soot. Once only blamed for respiratory problems and then heart attacks, it's now associated with a high blood pressure, strokes, immune system damage and a wide range of […]


EPA Interpretation of Soot Regs Under Fire

by jim on October 22, 2012

In an important challenge to the way EPA has gone about regulating the tiniest and most harmful forms of soot, or "Particulate Matter" pollution, attorneys for environmental groups seem to making some headway in the courts. Currently, EPA is about to recommend new PM pollution rules that will reportedly lower the exposure standard for "PM […]