Air Contaminant Monitoring News

  • 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

  • Health and environment ministers pledge climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths

    Ministers and senior officials responsible for health and environment today committed to reducing the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental pollution. Gathering at the COP22 climate meeting in Marrakech, over two dozen high level officials from both sectors signed up to the Declaration for Health, Environment and Climate Change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths via a ...

  • High Court ruling on air pollution casts fresh doubt on the deliverability of Heathrow expansion

    The Government has failed to take adequate measures to meet the legal requirement to being levels of nitrogen dioxide to within legal limits as soon as possible, the High Court ruled today, and has fixed its estimates for compliance dates based on over-optimistic modelling of pollution levels. ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • WHO: 90 percent of world’s population breathes dirty air

    Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) blames a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.  Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a ...

  • Dark day for communities and for the UK’s chance of tackling climate change, as Heathrow announcement shows reckless disregard for environmental targets

    The environmental NGO, Aviation Environment Federation [1], which represents communities around the UK’s airports, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow. Cait Hewitt, AEF Deputy Director, said: This is a dark day for local communities, and suggests a reckless disregard for the climate change damage that a new runway will bring. ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Particulate Matter Pollution and Health Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution can impact people’s health.   “Particulate matter pollution can be comprised of particles that can to be seen with the naked eye, but other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ​Heathrow air pollution research challenged by Aviation Environment Federation

    The Aviation Environment Federation [1] has challenged the conclusion of research which looked into whether Heathrow expansion would be compatible with the legal air quality limits. The research[2], carried out by University of Cambridge’s Professor Rod Jones, and not yet published, argues that the “marginal increase” in NO2 associated with airport expansion would be ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Delhi tops most polluted mega cities list: WHO

    Delhis air is the worst among world mega cities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend’s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from Sept.22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are nearly 11 times ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Macrotek Awarded Major European Air Pollution Control Contract

    Macrotek Inc., a global provider of air pollution control technologies, announced receipt of a major gas cleanup system contract for an overseas installation. The scrubber system will remove H2S from the off-gas of a transportable waste incinerator. The air pollution control system includes Macrotek’s advanced venturi scrubber, aglomerator, absorber, and separator systems. The ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • More than 90 percent of world breathes bad air, WHO says

    Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

    More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the last 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution. According to a new UN study, more than 300 million people on the three continents are at risk from water-borne diseases. And over the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • G20 leaders fail to agree on timeline to phase out health-harming fossil fuel subsidies

    During this week’s summit, the G20 failed to agree on a timeline to phase out inefficient health-harming fossil fuel subsidies, missing an opportunity to prevent ill health and meet the Paris climate goals. At this week’s G20 summit in China, the leaders had the chance to do something big for public health prevention – by initiating crucial steps to end one of the main causes of ...

  • Smog Today or Climate Change Tomorrow: The Chinese Dilemma

    China has to balance the health and welfare of its citizens today with longer range impacts of climate change. McIlvaine has a number of services which shed light on the resolution of this difficult choice. One is N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects. In this service, McIlvaine is following the very ambitious ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Emissions Webinar ´Air Pollution Abatement Technology Overview´

    EHS Daily Advisor is hosting a webinar this September on emission destruction technologies for compliance with MACT, NSPS, NESHAP, and state VOC and HAP regulations.  Sponsored by Verantis Environmental Solutions Group and Anguil Environmental Systems, the complimentary webcast will provide attendees with a ...

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

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