air quality law News

  • Campaign launched to ensure better air quality in London

    The UK government is failing by a wide margin to meet its legal obligations to combat air pollution in London. Environmental law and policy organisation, ClientEarth, have a launched a new campaign to ensure full compliance with air quality laws in London in time for 2012 Olympics. London has the worst air quality in the UK and some of the worst in Europe. Recent figures have suggested that air ...

  • UK deaths from air pollution as high as reported during the 1952 `Great Smog`

    National campaign launched to tackle public health threat from this "invisible killer" Air pollution causes as many early deaths in the UK today as were reported during the 'Great Smog' of 1952. 29,000 people die prematurely each year, on average 11.5 years early, because of long term exposure to air pollution, latest Government figures show, nearly 5% of all annual UK ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EU says it won`t tolerate any further breaches on air pollution

    The UK Government has been 'third time lucky' with the European Commission (EC) in terms of EU legal limits on dangerous airborne particles (PM10) in London, avoiding legal action for breaches of the pollutant from 2005-2011, a Freedom of Information request revealed today. But the EC said it will not tolerate breaches of air quality limits from June 2011 onwards. The Government now faces the ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Will the UK National Planning Policy Framework support healthy local environments?

    The Government's draft National Planning Policy Framework for England (published yesterday), is balanced in favour of economic growth at the cost of local environmental quality, says Environmental Protection UK. The new framework gives little weight to legitimate concerns around the environmental and health impacts of new development and effectively disempowers communities who want to oppose it. ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Abolishing the western extension zone would increase London`s illegal air pollution levels

    The Mayor of London's proposal to remove the Western Extension of the Congestion Charging Zone (WEZ) is condemned by air quality, transport and environment groups [1], who say, among other things, it would increase air pollution and could result in European air quality laws being broken. Transport for London (TfL) acknowledges that levels of two of the worst air pollutants, dangerous airborne ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EQuIS™ Purchased by the National Park Service and US EPA Region 7

    EarthSoft announced receipt today of two large EQuIS Enterprise orders, from the National Park Service - Water Resources Division and US EPA Region 7. EarthSoft’s WQX module was purchased by the National Park Service. The National Park Service is a US Federal Agency that manages all national parks in an effort to conserve these federal lands. The system oversees and safeguards over 84 ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • Suit challenges legality of air credits to SoCal polluters

    On the heels of a court victory exposing efforts to create new air pollution credits with a sub-par environmental review, a coalition of health, community and environmental justice groups sued the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today. AQMD’s data confirms the air district doled out invalid pollution credits during the last 17 years to polluting facilities and energy companies ...

  • Indoor air quality survey launched for the facilities management/building services sector

    Camfil UK,  the world leader in providing air filtration solutions for maintaining healthy and comfortable indoor environments, has launched a quick 2 minute survey on indoor air quality for FM, Estates Managers and Building Services professionals in the UK. Camfil UK have launched ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Planning of ambient air quality measurements

    Available since August 2009: VDI 4280 Part 4: Planning of ambient air quality measurements; Substitution of missing values in series of measured values of ambient air quality VDI 4280 Part 5: Planning of ambient air quality measurements; Evaluation of the uncertainty of spatial air quality assessments The series of guidelines VDI 4280 describes the planning ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • LA area polystyrene manufacturer Lifoam Industries pays $450,000 over violations of federal, state clean-air laws (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced that Lifoam Industries, Inc. will pay $450,000 in fines, claiming the company violated the federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws at its polystyrene manufacturing facility at 2340 E. 52 Street in Vernon, Calif. Under the terms of a settlement entered ...

  • Every breath we take – Signals 2013 focuses on air quality in Europe

    Poor air quality can have serious impacts on our health and the environment. How is Europe’s air quality? What are the main sources of air pollutants? How do they affect our health and the environment? What does Europe do to improve air quality? The new edition of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals takes a closer look. Air quality in Europe has improved greatly in ...

  • ENVEA – world premiere announced

    – Installation of a solar powered air quality monitoring station, totally autonomous, to measure the air quality – Signature of a cooperation protocol with AtmoSud to highlight the French know-how notoriety in the Mediterranean area ENVEA (FR0010278762 – ALTEV), the European leader in monitoring solutions for industries and the environment, announces today the ...


    By ENVEA

  • Planning of ambient air quality measurements

    The series of guidelines VDI 4280 describes the planning and evaluation of ambient air quality measurements and is an important element of quality assurance in monitoring and assessing air quality in the sector regulated by law. Available since August 2009 are: VDI 4280 Part 4: Planning of ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Pennsylvania DEP Suspends Vapor Recovery Mandate for New Gas Stations

    The Department of Environmental Protection today announced it will not enforce a requirement for new gas stations to install costly vapor recovery systems. Current regulations require facilities in southeast and southwest Pennsylvania to maintain vapor recovery systems, which are attached to gas pump nozzles to siphon off fumes while pumping gasoline. A notice regarding the issue has been ...

  • Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollutants

    Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM), one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants which cause acidification, but a new report published today by the European ...

  • Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollutants

    Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter is one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants which cause acidification, but a new report published ...

  • UL Launches Premier Indoor Air Quality Services in China

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced the official launch of its indoor air quality (IAQ) services in its Nansha testing service center in Guangzhou, China. This move follows the increasing demand in the Chinese market for a more environmentally healthy lifestyle, and is ...


    By UL LLC

  • Take action on hot summer days to reduce asthma attacks

    Summer is here and the hot weather can cause ozone levels to rise, making the air unhealthy to breathe, especially for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments. On days like today and throughout the hot summer months, it’s important to pay close attention to air quality. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour, and can have a serious affect on ...

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