Air Contaminant Monitoring News

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues and People’s Health in Puerto Rico

    Last month, USA Today published the article, “Is your home or office affecting your health?” One of the areas of focus in the column was the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and minimizing indoor pollution. Indoor air quality was addressed from both the perspective of better health and from the business perspective of how it can increase productivity and decrease sick ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Reducing air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans would save thousands of lives annually

    Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive into national law). The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on political leaders to put the countries on track for swift and ...

  • Meteosim is participating in the CASAP 2017

    Meteosim presents an air quality technical paper during the CASAP 2017 event, celebrated in Cali, Colombia The Colombian Congress and International Conference on Air Quality and Public Health – CASAP – is the most important meeting in Colombia addressing research and advances in air pollution issues and their impact on human health. The 6th Edition of the Colombian Congress and ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Volatile Organic Compound Exposure Risks from 3D Printers

    Due to their initial high cost, corporate research laboratories and major universities were some of the earliest adopters of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies. In recent years, 3D printers have become increasingly popular as the cost to own and operate these devices has dropped dramatically.  Today, 3D printers can be purchased for only a few hundred to several thousand ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • IONICON launches AMC-Monitor T-1000 for the semiconductor industry

    IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers, introduces a new modular and flexible platform for airborne molecular contamination (AMC) monitoring in typical semiconductor applications such as: FOUP analysis for AMC with a focus on VOC and condensables incl. full integration with the Pfeiffer Vacuum APA 302 pod analyzer. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Air pollution from agriculture: ammonia exceeds emission limits in 2015

    Ammonia (NH3) emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations Convention. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today, ammonia emissions increased in 2015 and several European Union Member States as well as the EU as a whole exceeded their respective NH3 emission ...

  • Soil pollution comes under scrutiny

    Soil pollution, due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, took centre stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO headquarters this week. Excess nitrogen and trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can impair plant metabolism and cut crop productivity, ultimately putting pressure on arable land. When they ...

  • Allergy or air pollution

    To give the trees their due, they do an excellent job at pollination, along with their bee helpers of course! However high pollen levels mixed with air pollutants is a key factor in the rise of allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis and other health problems like asthma. Pollution, particularly from gases like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • Tackling air pollution in China

    Original story at MIT News A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year — roughly 4,000 a day — from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the nation’s ...

  • 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

  • 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

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