Report: Consultation on guidelines for metals and metalloids in ambient air for the protection of human health

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Report Date 15/05/2008
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In the report, the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS) recommends guideline values for arsenic, beryllium, chromium and nickel. These metals are all human or suspected human carcinogens and have been shown to affect human health through the inhalation route. They are also amongst the substances most frequently encountered by the Environment Agency when determining permits for major industrial activities.

The report is being published in draft to allow expert comment before the group reaches its final conclusions. Any technical comments on the report should be received by Wednesday, 6 August 2008.

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