air quality News

  • Mitigating Thermal Risks for Workers Exposed to Freezing Temperatures

    At almost six weeks into the new year, extremely cold temperatures have been the norm in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. This time of year, workers in a wide range of industries succumb to cold stress and, in severe circumstances, could develop hypothermia or frostbite.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Air quality plans with IMMIS

    Supplying IMMIS  to local, regional and federal authorities as well as consulting companies, IVU Umwelt provides a comprehensive program set to evaluate traffic induced air and noise pollution. The program system IMMIS consists of the following programs: IMMISem - is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Proficiency testing in Air Quality

    NMi VSL has enlarged the organization of PT schemes to the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), normally determined in air quality measurements. We deliver reference samples, certified in house against our primary standards. Ultimately, by participating in PT schemes, labs demonstrate their measurement capabilities. How does it work One PT scheme foresees 3 rounds per year. ...

  • Air Quality Measurement

    SST Sensing will be presenting our newly launched AQ Alert+ products at the Building Controls Show www.buildingcontrolsshow.co.uk The AQ Alert+ is a product designed to measure the air quality within a building environment. It measures the quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere and has options to measure temperature, humidity and other gasses on request. ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Improving air quality in buildings

    A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working ...


    By Cranfield University

  • A revolution in air quality monitoring

    In October, the AQMesh distributor in Germany – Envilyse – was personally invited to Austria to take part in an annual conference for the ambient air community. During the two-day event, members from the Austrian monitoring networks delivered lectures and shared information on current ambient air monitoring issues. Envilyse currently run a number of AQMesh ...


    By AQMesh

  • Air quality judgement but no penalty

    Slovenia has been condemned by the European Court of Justice for allowing excessive levels of microparticles between 2005 and 2007. Footnotes The judgement identifies that Slovenia breached EU limits for PM10, but has not given it a penalty – this would only come with a second breach. Five other member states have been referred to the ECJ for ...

  • Air quality forecasts for China

    With less than a month remaining before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese officials have introduced a series of measures to improve air quality for the Games. A new tool has been installed in the capital city to allow the Chinese to monitor the effectiveness of these efforts. Poor air quality could pose problems for the Olympic athletes and hinder the performance of those competing outdoors in ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Space watch on air quality

    Sensitive sensors located in space are being drafted to help scientists monitor the state of the quality of the Earth’s air. With air pollution becoming one of the world's biggest dangers to society's health and an economic drain on some nations, current and up- to-date information on air pollution levels and their movement are vital to researchers tackling this problem. The ESA Earth Observation ...

  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Air Monitors invests in air quality expertise

    Air Monitors, the Tewkesbury based environmental instrument specialist has announced the appointment of Peter Fleming as regional/sector sales manager. Peter joins from TRL Ltd (formerly the Transport and Research Laboratory) where he was responsible for the development of TRL’s air quality monitoring and consultancy businesses. “We are delighted to welcome Peter to our team,” ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe

    Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large distances in the atmosphere and cause adverse effects in other countries. The single pollutants causing most damage to ...


  • Indoor Air Quality Association Meeting

    Hygieneering's Director of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Emergency Response Services attended the national meeting of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) in San Antonio, TX this past week. Topics presented at the meeting included Healthy Homes initiatives, IAQ in Green Buildings including the LEED Certification Program, building pressurization issues pertaining to the ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • AQMesh in BBC air quality feature

    AQMesh showed its versatility in the BBC’s Inside Out feature on air quality (West region). The programme aired on 6th March but is available on iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08h4m30 until 5th April. AQMesh pods were used on the back of a bicycle and inside a taxi, to show the NO2 and particulate matter exposure experienced by ...


    By AQMesh

  • Climate scientists` warning on air quality

    Actions to improve air quality and reduce climate change need to be linked claim scientists attending an annual United Nations conference on climate change in Poland this week. By the 2090s close to one-fifth of the world's population will be exposed to ozone levels well above the World Health Organization recommended safe-health level. Met Office Hadley Centre models project year-round ...


  • ASU joins air quality project

    Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute is working with American Indian tribal governments, the state of Arizona and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to research and assess air quality in central Arizona. The Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP) is a multi-jurisdictional effort to assess the distribution, sources and potential health risks associated with air ...


    By Arizona State University

  • Houston air quality continues to improve

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to find the Houston metro area is on track to attain an important milestone in ozone-pollution reduction. This follows a nearly 25-year trend of decreasing ozone readings for the area, despite significant population growth. The EPA is proposing to approve the State of Texas’ plan for the Houston area to attain the 1997 standard ...

  • London air quality strategy released

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched the final version of his Air Quality Strategy. The final strategy follows two earlier drafts released during 2009 and 2010. The strategy includes a welcome commitment to investigate an 'inner' Low Emission Zone based on the congestion charging boundaries, and retains the commitment to ensure all development in London is at least 'air quality ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

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