I urge you to adopt much stronger ozone standards that will help protect the American public from breathing this dangerous air pollutant. The national air standards should set limits on air pollution that shield those whose lungs are the most vulnerable. I support strong standards that would safeguard the health of children, the elderly, people with asthma and other lung diseases. History has taught us that tight ozone standards help us get much cleaner air. Please protect public health by adopting a strong ozone standard at the most protective level your staff and independent science experts recommended-- 0.060 ppm.
Your experts unanimously agreed that the existing standards simply don't do the job: they are too weak to protect us as the Clean Air Act requires. You must make them stronger. Millions of us need your help.
Ozone or smog can cause asthma attacks, coughing and wheezing, and shortness of breath. Breathing unhealthy levels of smog sends people to the hospital and emergency rooms. Breathing ozone smog threatens serious health risks, including new evidence that ozone smog actually kills people.
Millions of Americans live in areas that are already polluted with too much smog. But the research tells us clearly that we need to be breathing much, much less ozone. EPA must set the national air standard for ozone at the most protective level the scientists recommended to you-- 0.060 parts per million
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