On December 17, 1963 the Clean Air Act became effective; this is a United States federal law which regulates the level of air pollution that can occur nationally. Part of this act is the requirement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) step up to provide realistic and safe regulations to protect US citizens against unhealthy levels of exposure to airborne contaminants. This is so effective, in fact, that it has been estimated by the EPA that the Clean Air Act will actually help prevent over 230,000 early deaths by the year 2020.
One of the largest sections of the act is the requirement of what is known as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) – which sets "acceptable" levels of pollutants. For example, in regards to carbon monoxide, there is an average time of eight hours where the limit is set at nine parts per million (ppm) – this cannot be exceeded more than once per year. On the other hand, sulfur dioxide is set at 75 parts per billion (ppm) for an average time of one hour.
This is a serious issue that deserves to be taken seriously by all members of society, but it can become a sticky situation for owners and managers of commercial property. If you are a real estate owner who is dealing with issues pertaining to indoor air quality and are looking for legal protection, you should not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced
California real estate lawyer. At Manly & Stewart, we have proven over the years that we can be trusted with even the most complex of issues and will always go above and beyond in our efforts to helping you protect your legal rights. To learn more about how we can help with issues such as this, please do not hesitate to
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