Air Contaminant Monitoring News

  • Unmask my City: Anti-air pollution campaign launched in Europe

    The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is calling on city authorities to clean up the air in Europe as part of the “Unmask my City” campaign launched today on World Asthma Day 2017.  Unmask My City (1) is a global initiative by doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to improving air quality and reducing ...

  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EU limits permission to pollute for dirty coal

    Health, environment and climate groups have welcomed the decision today by EU Member States of new air pollution standards (LCP BREF) which will force the coal industry to reduce their toxic fumes and save more than 20,000 lives every year (1).  The new LCP BREF standards will require member states to tighten the limits of toxic pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur ...

  • Interesting Facts about the Air We Breathe Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses interesting facts about the components that make up air and how it can become polluted.  “When asked what is in air, most people automatically say oxygen, but oxygen only makes up about 21% of the air we breathe,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Assess employee air pollution exposure with AQMesh

    On 9th April The Sunday Times reported that employers have been told they are legally obliged to protect their staff from diesel fumes — and could be sued if workers develop cancer later in life. Read the full article here. Employers who want to assess risk to employees can use  ...


    By AQMesh

  • Monitoring technology supports air pollution stories

    The latest air quality monitoring equipment from the company Air Monitors has been used extensively by a variety of news channels to support the ever-growing media attention being given to urban air quality. “In contrast with the air pollution of the 1950’s, the problem is no longer visible,” says Managing Director Jim Mills. “It used to be possible for city dwellers to ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Defra briefing praises airTEXT air quality communication service

    Defra's recent Air Quality Briefing for Directors of Public Health says “clear public health messages enable the public to reduce their personal exposure... this is beneficial for the general population and those with existing health conditions. Examples of successful implementation of health communication include air quality services such as ...

  • IIoT is a $30 Billion Potential for Air Pollution Suppliers

    The elimination of operating personnel at the plant, automation revenues and expansion of services will provide an opportunity for air pollution equipment and component suppliers which will exceed $30 billion per year by 2026. This is the prediction of the McIlvaine Company in ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Camfils PM1 Tracker makes poor air quality visible

    Camfil, a global leader of the air filter industry, has lead the way for the last fifty years, striving to tackle air pollution and improve Indoor Air Quality in the quest to make clean air a human right. How Clean is your indoor environment?  What levels of PM1 particles are in the air?  Unlike dirty water, air pollution is not visible to the naked eye and therefore we are often ...

  • Air Quality Monitoring contributes to reduce traffic pollution in Chester, UK

    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year. Cities around the world are committed to improving air quality by drastically reducing the main contributor: road traffic. In most of the cases, drastic measures are being taken by capitals like London, Paris or Madrid forbidding private cars usage on given days or during ...

  • Asthma and Air Pollutants Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses asthma and common asthma triggers that impact close to 25 million Americans with the condition. “The CDC states that people with asthma have it all the time, but they will only have asthma attacks when something ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air Pollution Can Alter Effectiveness of Antibiotics

    Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment. The interdisciplinary study, which has been published in the journal Environmental Microbiology, has important implications for the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • The Air Quality Index and What it Means Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the Air Quality Index (AQI) and what the information provided by the monitoring resource means to the public.  “The AQI is used to report daily air quality conditions in an easy-to-understand format, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Tips to Prevent Air Duct Contamination Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses air ducts and provides tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on ways to prevent air duct contamination.  “Air ducts that become dirty and contaminated may not operate efficiently and could ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Antimony Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the silver-white metal known as antimony and potential environmental and occupational exposure concerns.   “Antimony can enter the body when people drink water or eat foods and other substances that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Scientists shed light on why people with lung conditions are vulnerable to air pollution

    Researchers in Japan have been investigating why air pollution is particularly harmful to people with lung conditions. Being exposed to air pollution can trigger symptoms among people with lung conditions, such as asthma attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and irritation. However, the bodily mechanisms that lead to this ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Ice Arenas and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that workers and visitors to ice arenas may encounter.  “In the United States and Canada, there are approximately 5,000 indoor ice arenas that employee tens of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution

    Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 - but they're not abne. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92 percent of the world's urban population now live in cities where the air is toxic. In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the winter season, how it can impact people’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and tips for a healthier home or office.  “During the winter months, when doors and windows are kept tightly shut, IAQ issues and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EU Approves New Rules For Member States To Drastically Cut Air Pollution

    When fully implemented, the Directive will reduce by almost 50% the negative health impacts of air pollution, such as respiratory diseases and premature death, by 2030. Even if air pollutants are invisible killers, people are increasingly aware and concerned at the quality of the air they breathe and the agreement of stricter limits in the NEC is therefore an important achievement. It will also ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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