Resolution Supporting the PSAPCA PM Advisory Committee

Recommended PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) Goal

Wheras 24 hour averaged concentrations pf PM2.5 of 33 mcg/m3 have been found by the Puget Sound region health community to be associated with an increase in short term mortality and acute bronchitis, as well as with an increase in respiratory symptomns, emergency room visits for asthma, and hospital admissions;

And Wheras studies have convinced the Puget Sound health community that increasing levels of PM2.5 are statistically correlated to an increase in long term mortality;