Norma primaria de calidad del aire

Translated title of the contribution: Air quality standard

Patricia Matus C., Rodrigo Lucero Ch.

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The main purpose of air quality standards is to protect people health from air pollution. They establish a socially accepted level of risk. This article describes the background information considered during the process for updating the current Chilean regulation. Concepts about quality of air, and the effects of the pollutants on the health are described. The procedure followed to fix the new standards is detailed. Finally we state the primary air quality norm, its values as well as the critical limits in order to control critical events of high air pollution

Translated title of the contributionAir quality standard
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)112-122
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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