Fine particulate matter (or PM 2.5) is teeny tiny, and it gets buried deep in people’s lungs causing respiratory problems — it’s even been linked to cancer. But new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency on industries like factories, power plants and cars will strengthen the air quality standard from 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air, to 9 micrograms per cubic meter.
Reset learns how this change will improve people’s health, and how this will impact our daily lives.
GUESTS: Michael Hawthorne, reporter at the Chicago Tribune
Brian Urbaszewski, director of Environmental Health Programs at the Respiratory Health Association