Air Pollution Articles

  • Moscow snow reveals new air pollutants

    GC-MS analysis of Moscow snow reveals new pollutants in the city air. Cities, with their traffic, industrial centers and factories, usually suffer from some degree of air pollution. Moscow, which houses all of these as well as power plants and an oil refinery, is no different. Regular monitoring of environmental pollutants is common practice in many cities and priority pollutants are detected and ...

  • Marine Monitoring of Emissions of Air Pollutants

    Many of us who are not in the marine shipping business probably think of vessels as practical means of transportation, or, when it comes to cruising ships,  a place to spend your vacation. However, not all of us realize that large ships also are floating large power plants, with all aspects that come with power plants including potential contribution to air pollution. The ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Nine out of ten air pollution deaths occur in developing nations

    More than 90% of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with seven million fatalities recorded around the world every year. That is according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which reveals that Asia and Africa are the regions worst ...

  • Finding Air Pollution Solutions by Tracking Particulates and Gases

    An estimated 95% of people live in areas where outdoor fine particulate concentrations exceed the air quality guideline of 10 µg/m3 set by the World Health Organization. Almost 60% of people live in areas where fine particulate matter exceeds even the least stringent WHO interim air quality target of 35 µg/m3. These figures are presented in the State of Global Air 2018 project, and ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Flavoring & Fragrance Manufacturing Solutions for VOC and Odor Control - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and odors are natural by-products of many chemical manufacturing processes. The manufacturing of powdered and liquid flavorings & fragrances involves production phases where VOCs and odors can escape into the ambient air. Recapture of the VOCs is important in the prevention of air pollution and smog. Smog is formed when VOCs react with nitrogen oxides (NOx) ...

  • Company makes ink out of India’s air pollution

    India’s dirty secret has a silver lining: The air pollution that is affecting millions of people in the country’s traffic-jammed cities can be turned into creative human expression with the help of a clever invention. A team of four young scientists have developed a special device that collects carbon soot from engine exhaust. They then turn the collected particulate matter into ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Documentary highlights the dangers of air pollution

    “Under the Dome" showcases huge problem in China The “fog” blanketing China most days used to be thought of as a natural weather phenomenon that couldn’t be helped. But since 2012, the words “smog”, “PM2.5”, “air pollution” and “fine particles” have become analogous to a nation’s struggle against an ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution facts, 5 pollution facts you should know!

    Air Pollution Facts Most Don't Know The air we breathe becomes polluted for many reasons. Emissions from cars and trucks, chemicals from industrial production and that list can go on. Many people consider themselves air pollution experts -it is after all a hot topic and common discussion point that many of us want part of and to demonstrate our knowledge. The best way to tackle air ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Living near a fracking well means more asthma attacks

    It's probably telling that the word ‘fracking’ sounds just shy of a curse word. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that people who live near active, unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma attacks. It’s the latest in a string of studies that has linked the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • On PM 2.5 Filters, Let’s just clear the air between us; ok?

    In the area of a former military building complex in the Chaoyang District of Beijing is a unique and thriving artistic community.  In the middle of this art district, is a strange 7-meter tall tower shaped like an avant-garde metallic pineapple.  Designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, it is both an artistic creation and a functional tool meant to test a possible solution for ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Air pollution regulations drive deployment of flexible abatement solutions - Case Study

    To address the growing complexity of air pollution regulations, which have to address a multi-tiered array of local authority, national and international requirements, AirProtekt of Cambridge is offering a total package air pollution service that embraces process assessment, project design, supply of the air pollution equipment, installation and commissioning. Modern Air pollution regulations ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Air Pollution in Subway Systems May be Much Worse than we realized

    As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto’s subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It’s a troubling realization for subway-goers, but there are ways to keep these underground systems clean. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?

    The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing. In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an unusual disease in 14 adults. The patients had bouts of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and lesions and scars on the bowel wall. Doctors in other parts of North America ...


    By Ensia

  • What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

    With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead ...


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

  • This Designer Is Cleaning Up City Smog and Turning It into Jewelry

    A Dutch designer has created a new tower to filter city smog and — hopefully — help end China’s air pollution problem. China’s ongoing struggle with smog is notorious. Rapid industrialization paired with an initial lack of ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • How air pollution affects office workers—and the economy

    FOR anyone who has tried jogging through smog, the physically sapping impacts of air pollution should come as no surprise. But pollution doesn’t just slow down runners, it hampers workers too. Research by Tom Chang of the University of Southern California and colleagues found that pear packers working indoors were slowed by air pollution even at levels well below current air-quality ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive

    Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advice from consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Links between noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status

    Air pollution and noise pollution have a negative impact on all of society — but some groups are more affected than others. Lower socioeconomic status is generally associated with poorer health, and both air and noise pollution contribute to a wide range of other factors influencing human health. But do these health inequalities arise because of increased exposure to pollution, increased ...

  • Susceptibility and vulnerability to health effects of air pollution: The case of nitrogen dioxide

    Abstract: Epidemiological and toxicological studies have reported adverse health effects in response to exposure to air pollution including nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Some of these studies have indicated that specific populations may be at different risk of NO2 related health effects that others. Adverse health effects from air pollution are not equally distributed among populations and ...

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