air quality legislation News

  • Taiwan prepares for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) legislation.

    Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Management Act is taking effect on Nov. 23, a survey shows that more than half of regulated public venues are not prepared for nor understand the regulations, legislators said yesterday. Stipulating that owners, managers or employers of mass gathering spaces are responsible for ensuring good indoor air quality in the venues, the act was passed by ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Calls for Ice Rink air quality legislation.

    USA - Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is calling on state lawmakers to establish minimum air quality standards for indoor ice arenas in Iowa. Only three states — Minnesota, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — have established air quality standards for ice arenas. Braley envisions a law in Iowa that would require ice rinks to have air quality monitoring equipment and alarms that would sound ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EC decision objects to majority of Italy`s request for more time to comply with EU air quality legislation

    The European Commission has adopted a decision concerning a second request from Italy for additional time to comply with EU legislation on air quality. The decision relates to a request for temporary exemptions in 12 additional zones or agglomerations from the EU's air quality standards for dangerous airborne particles known as PM 10 in the regions of Campania, Puglia and Sicilia. The Commission ...

  • Indoor Air Quality - A Breath of Fresh Air in Asia.

    PPM Technology (UK) have recently completed a major deal to supply formaldehyde detection instruments to health authorities in China. PPM have supplied 120 of their hand-held instruments for detection of formaldehyde in the air – the Formaldemeter htv. The instruments will be supplied to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. As well as this ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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 ...


  • 2013 – a pivotal year for air quality

    The organisers of AQE 2013, the Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced that the event’s exhibition is almost completely sold out as a result of the success of previous events coupled with the heightened profile of air quality issues. According to the European Commission, some 500,000 people die prematurely in the EU 27 as a result of poor air quality and Janez Potočnik, ...

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Why is US Senate delaying on ship pollution legislation?

    It’s understandable that there would be an aggressive Democratic response to the calls by President Bush and John McCain to drill off the coasts. But inaction on a separate coastal pollution issue seems harder to explain: I’m referring to a delay by the U.S. Senate in taking up legislation — already passed by the House of Representatives and a Senate committee — to ratify an international treaty ...

  • Conservationists Set Sights on Protecting California Environmental Quality Act in 2013 Legislative Session

      DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, the Planning and Conservation League and PCL Foundation held their annual legislative symposium to educate conservation advocates, grassroots activists, and attorneys about California's most pressing legislative environmental issues. In light of ongoing efforts by business and development interests – including some in the ...

  • Illinois, One of a Few States with Bedbug Legislation

    Illinois recently joined several other states in pioneering legislation to combat the spread of bedbugs across their state.  Currently in Illinois there is legislation that railcars that will be occupied by the public be free from bedbugs and mandates regular cleaning and inspection of the railcars. In addition, legislation authorizes the Structural Pest Control Advisory Council to develop a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

    Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on changes in air quality in Europe, focusing on three ...

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • 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 ...

  • Towards a common air quality assessment method

    Air pollution indices are tools that can be used to compare air quality in different geographical regions. In a new study, researchers evaluated the 'BC indices', primarily designed to assess health risks from particular pollutants over a given time and space, to compare air quality in Italy, Germany and Poland. The indices could be useful for policy makers developing pollution control ...

  • Colorado proposes oil, gas air-quality crackdown

    Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards. The proposed rules don't require more state inspections of drilling sites. But they do recommend a system of infrared cameras to speed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

    Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible. Whilst cheap sensors may offer easily integrated readings, they offer poor value for money if the information they produce cannot be trusted by the public, smart city project managers and stakeholders. The search ...


    By AQMesh

  • Green America calls on legislators to protect the EPA`s authority to enforce the clean air act

    In a letter sent to all members of Congress today, national nonprofit Green America asked all members of the House and Senate to oppose efforts to undermine the EPA's authority to enforce the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions. Writing on behalf of Green America's 140,000 individual members and 5,000 business members, Green America Executive Director Alisa Gravitz provided the following ...

  • European Commission welcomes new air quality directive

    The European Commission today welcomed the adoption of the directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The directive mirrors closely the Commission proposal of September 2005 and demonstrates the European Union's strong commitment to improving air quality in the EU by setting binding standards for fine particles PM2.5. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'The European ...

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