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  • City of London Chiefs Call for Ban on new Diesel Cabs

    The City of London Corporation, local authority for the Square Mile, has called for a ban on new diesel private hire vehicles (PHVs) in its response to the Mayor of London’s air quality consultation. The Corporation also wants to see existing diesel PHVs removed from fleets as soon as possible to protect the public from exposure to toxic diesel emissions, with current licences phased out ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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

  • Highly efficient Echarge Electrostatic Collector achieves extremely high removal efficiency on micron and submicron particulate

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of clean air, product and heat recovery systems, has announced availability of their new ECharge Electrostatic Collector for high removal efficiency of smoke-type micron and submicron particles, droplets, and aerosols along with odor issues caused by these particles. Designed to easily meet PM 2.5 environmental regulations, the ECharge is ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • New Series 9000 Preformed Spray Scrubbers Specifically Designed to Simultaneously Remove Solid and Gas Particulates from Dryer and Processing Operations

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product, and heat recovery technologies, has announced availability of their new high performance Series 9000 Preformed Spray Scrubber. Designed to simultaneously remove solid and gaseous particulates from dryers and other processing operations, the Series 9000 features a specially designed fine droplet ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • New Rotabed Patented `Fluidized Bed` Scrubber Designed To Provide Ultra High Efficiency Gas Absorption And Particulate Collection In A Space-Saving Designs

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product and heat recovery technologies, has announced availability of their new RotaBed patented “Fluidized Bed” Scrubber. Designed to handle gas capacities from 500 through 250,000 acfm, RotaBed’s superior performance comes from a unique swirl induced Coriolis grid that achieves much ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Composition of particulate matter influences its long-term health effects

    A link between particulate matter (PM) exposure and inflammatory disease has been shown by many studies, but few have explored how the chemical composition of PM influences inflammatory processes. This study investigated the connection between different components of PM and markers of inflammation in the blood, finding that long-term exposure to transition metals, emitted by traffic and industry, ...

  • Air pollution linked to increased incidents of stroke

    Exposure to gaseous and particulate matter pollution have been found to increase the immediate risk of stroke, a review of medical studies has shown. The increased risk is most pronounced the same day as the exposure, and for fine particles the increased risk persists over several days. The authors hope information from this study will help policymakers to develop suitable controls to limit the ...

  • India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady

    ever mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a report published Tuesday. The findings - gleaned from a new global model for how changes in outdoor air pollution could translate into changes in disease ...


    By Associated Press

  • L.A. Story: Cleaner Air, Healthier Kids

    A 20-year study finds that millennial children in Southern California breathe easier than ones who came of age in the ‘90s, for a reason as clear as the air in Los Angeles today. The University of Southern California Children’s Health Study measured lung development between the ages of 11 and 15 and found large gains for children ...

  • China faces $176bn bill to clean up air pollution

    Cleaning up China’s air pollution will cost 1.75 trillion yuan (£176b) between 2013 and 2017, a high-ranking environmental official has estimated.  Wang Jinnan, deputy head of the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, said that the investment –part of an anti-pollution "action plan" announced by China's cabinet in September – “would drive up GDP by nearly ...


  • Rise in air emissions due to cold winter and increased coal use for energy

    New report also shows serious pollution incidents fall to seven-year low Last year’s long cold winter contributed to a 19% increase in sulphur emissions as power companies burned more coal to keep up with increased demand, an Environment Agency report out today reveals. The Sustainable Business Report, the Environment Agency’s annual stocktake of environmental performance in ...

  • Air pollution causes cancer

    What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air Monitors appoints sales manager for Scotland

    In response to recent growth in the sale of air quality monitoring systems and web-based data collection systems, Air Monitors has appointed Peter Lawson as Regional Sales Manager (Scotland). Welcoming Peter to the company Air Monitors Managing Director Jim Mills said: “Peter has many years of experience in air quality monitoring having worked for ETI and Monitor Europe – companies ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • California fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nevada

    The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada. The plume from the Rim Fire in California triggered emergency warnings in the Reno and Carson City area. Schoolchildren were kept inside for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Five years on: changes to vehicle fleets and air quality in London’s low emission zone

    Low emission zones (LEZs), which restrict access for high emission vehicles, have proven to be a successful way to improve air quality in line with EU regulations. An analysis of London’s LEZ has revealed discernible reductions in air pollution levels five years after implementation. London’s LEZ, created in February 2008, requires vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes to meet ...

  • Air Monitors MD speaks out on national network particulate monitor performance

    Many of the adverse health effects from air pollution can be attributed to fine particulates, so the accuracy and reliability of the UK’s ambient particulate monitoring network is extremely important. Since the early 1990s, this network has relied on TEOM and more recently the TEOM-FDMS direct mass measurement technology, but Air Monitors MD Jim Mills is concerned that the reputation of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Study: Air pollution cut northern China lifespans

    A new study links heavy air pollution from coal burning to shorter lives in northern China. Researchers estimate that the half-billion people alive there in the 1990s will live an average of 5½ years less than their southern counterparts because they breathed dirtier air. China itself made the comparison possible: for decades, a now-discontinued government policy provided free coal for ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Online Tool Calculates Health Benefits, Economic Value of Climate Change Efforts that Reduce Air Pollution

    AirCounts™—a new online tool to help large and medium-sized cities calculate the health benefits and monetary value of air quality improvements—was introduced today by its developer, Abt Associates. "As cities across the globe begin establishing climate change policies and programs that include improving air quality, they'll need to ...


    By Abt Associates

  • Final clean air permit issued for pioneer valley facility in Westfield, Mass.

    EPA has issued a final Clean Air Act permit to the Pioneer Valley Energy Center for the construction and operation of a new 431 MW/hr combined cycle gas turbine in Westfield, Mass.  The permit is designed to prevent the significant deterioration of air quality resulting from the plant’s operation. The federal Clean Air Act requires new major sources of air pollutants in areas which ...

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