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ambient air quality standard [1 record]

Record 1 2011-05-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Environmental Law
  • Air Pollution
DEF

The approximate concentration level of a selected pollutant that is permitted in the atmosphere to minimize detrimental effects.

CONT

Air quality standards are legal limits placed on levels of air pollutants in the ambient (outdoor) air during a given period of time. As such, they characterize the allowable level of a pollutant or a class of pollutants in the atmosphere and thus define the amount of exposure permitted to the population and/or to ecological systems.

OBS

The term "ambient air quality standard" is often used with the meaning of "national ambient air quality standard".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Droit environnemental
  • Pollution de l'air
DEF

En pollution atmosphérique, norme qui fixe la concentration limite d'un polluant qui, pour une durée d'exposition donnée, ne devrait jamais être dépassée.

OBS

Autres possibilités de traduction en contexte : «norme relative à l'air ambiant» et «norme de pureté de l'air».

Key term(s)
  • norme relative à l'air ambiant
  • norme de pureté de l'air

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Derecho ambiental
  • Contaminación del aire
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