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National Ambient Air Quality Standards

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Learn about criteria pollutants from stationary sources regulated under National Ambient Air Quality Standards.


The Clean Air Act is a comprehensive federal law that regulates air pollution in the United States. Within the Clean Air Act, air pollution is categorized as coming from either stationary sources, like factories, or mobile sources, like cars. In this lesson, you’ll learn about National Ambient Air Quality Standards, or NAAQS, which regulate criteria pollutants from stationary sources. 

Criteria Pollutants

NAAQS are standards set for a list of specific pollutants, known as criteria...