Criteria pollutant

  A pollutant determined to behazardous to human health and regulated under EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The 1970 amendments to the Clean Air Act require EPA to describe the health and welfare impacts of a pollutant as the "criteria" for inclusion in the regulatory regime.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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