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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • EU ministers formalise air quality accord

    Environment ministers reached political agreement on a revision of EU air quality legislation at their council meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. The deal formalises an outline agreement sealed in June. A full political agreement was not possible in June because the European parliament, which has co-legislative rights over the revision, had yet to adopt its first-reading position. After legal ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluating the impact of air quality measures is essential

    Recent research has investigated the effectiveness of air quality management at the regional level in Italy and found that some of the most commonly adopted measures do not always produce the highest emissions reductions. Italian air quality legislation was reformed in 1999 in order to comply with the 1996 European Air Quality Framework Directive1. At the time, the 20 Italian administrative ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Benefits to integrating climate change into air quality policy

    New research suggests potential benefits in integrating air quality and climate change policy. It predicts that accounting for the climate impact of certain air pollutants in the EU, USA and China could complement policies designed to reduce the air quality impacts of these pollutants. The study analysed how policies addressing air pollution and climate change interact. A focus was on how ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? 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 ...

  • How Clean is the Air in your workplace? - Taiwan Indoor Air Quality Management Act

    PPM Technology will be presenting a lecture titled - 'How clean is the air in your workplace? - Benefits of continuous monitoring' to IAQ scholars and delegates at a Taiwanese Occupational Hygiene Association seminar regarding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) held in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan. Taiwan recently became the 2nd country, after South Korea, to introduce an Indoor Air Quality ...


    By PPM Technology

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