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Cleaner Air Oregon Scientists Explain Benchmarks and Risks

FOR RELEASE October 14, 2016—The Cleaner Air Oregon program is one of the most important public health/environmental protection efforts underway by Governor Kate Brown’s Administration. Because of the interest from our friends, neighbors, and employees in understanding air quality issues, we are providing a link on the Bullseye Glass website to the materials you may find most informative.

We support the idea behind Cleaner Air Oregon: reducing the health risk from air toxics – particularly focusing on reducing harmful emissions from industrial facilities – is an important way to protect public health. State health scientists explain how benchmarks are set. This material will help all of us understand the concepts of risks in several categories: everyday, cumulative, and allowable.

Graphics and explanations are provided in a series of pages at http://cleanerair.oregon.gov/survey-settings-risk-cumulative-health-risk