Air Pollution News

  • Behind the scenes at China Britain Trade Expo 2017

    In the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the China Britain Trade Expo 2017 occurred at a pivotal time and welcomed senior business leaders from China and the UK to discuss future trade, import, export and investment opportunities. The event took place at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre a world class facility in the heart of Westminster. In ...

  • 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

  • Poland’s anti-smog battle turns political

    Many areas in Poland spent a lot of January under a choking smog, as a result of residential coal health and diesel cars, polluting the air and impacting health. HEAL in Poland has commented on opportunities and dangers of government proposals to improve the situation.  Increasing levels of smog in Poland have triggered a new public debate: the issue has dominated the news, ...

  • 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

  • London on alert over toxic smog warning

    LONDON was put on alert for a public health emergency today over toxic air pollution.  Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said air pollution could rise to ‘moderate’ in more than half of the capital’s 32 boroughs as he issued the warnings for the next three days.  Central London will be worst hit, with the warnings rising to ‘high’ in Westminster and the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • International Urban Transport Pollution and Modelling Conference in Tianjin, 8 December 2016

    Hazardous smog is a very serious issue in China and currently a focus of great attention. CERC's Managing Director Dr. David Carruthers gave keynote presentations at the International Urban Transport Pollution and Modelling conference in Tianjin on the 8th December 2016. The conference was hosted by the Department of Environmental Science of Nankai University, with support from CERC China. During ...

  • 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

  • China’s smog war moves to courts

    China’s courts are to widen the range of offenses that constitute “environmental crimes” to make it easier to take legal action against polluters, a senior judiciary official told a news conference yesterday. The new rules could allow prosecutors to take on persistent offenders in northern China’s Hebei Province, which was engulfed in heavy smog last week despite being on ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 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

  • Start-up works at REAL Abwasser in Emmen, Switzerland have been successfully completed

    In June 2015, CTP has received an order from REAL Abwasser for the delivery of an air pollution control system for its site in Emmen, Switzerland. The start-up works at CTP VOCNOxTherm have been successfully finished in March this year and the system is now in full operation. REAL Abwasser operates a wastewater treatment plant at its site in Emmen. The CTP RTO including an ammonia and biogas ...

  • Work to support the Riga Air Quality Plan, Latvia

    The CERC consultancy team provided detailed technical support and expert advice to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Environment (ELLE) in preparing an Air Quality Plan for Riga City Council. ELLE compiled a comprehensive emissions inventory using ...

  • Introducing the NEW CV (Competitive Vac) Series

    CV (Competitive Vac) Series Vac-Tron Equipment is excited to introduce a whole new line to their vacuum excavation equipment. It’s the new CV (Competitive Vac) Series. This series offers the performance you have come to expect from Vac-Tron Equipment while keeping the cost of operation to a minimum.   Standard equipment: CV GT ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • 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.

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