community air monitoring News

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Monday: EPA to host community air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Jefferson County Department of Health will host a community forum on air toxics for North Birmingham, Collegeville, Harriman Park, and Fairmont communities. Topics to be discussed include: School air toxics monitoring results, Birmingham pilot air toxics initiative, and community resources. WHO: EPA and the Jefferson County ...

  • Health impacts of air pollution need better communication

    Reductions in air pollution in European cities significantly reduce the number of premature deaths, according to researchers. However, these results need to be communicated effectively to policy makers in order to have an impact. One of the four main target areas of the EU's Sixth Environment Action Programme (EAP)1 is Environment and Health, which includes air pollution. Particulate matter is ...

  • EPA releases final report on air toxics near Abraham Lincoln Elementary, recommends additional monitoring in community (IN)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that the final report based on the school air toxics monitoring data from Abraham Lincoln Elementary in East Chicago, Ind., has been posted on the Agency’s website. Based on the monitoring results, EPA found that levels of manganese in the outdoor air near the school were slightly above levels of concern for long-term exposure. ...

  • EPA releases final report on air toxics near Jefferson Elementary, recommends additional monitoring in community (IN)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that the final report based on the school air toxics monitoring data from Jefferson Elementary in Gary, Ind., has been posted on the Agency’s website. Based on the monitoring results, EPA found that levels of manganese in the outdoor air near the school were slightly above levels of concern for long-term exposure. While ...

  • Air Monitors Ltd to reveal the future of air quality monitoring

    Just as the demand for better air quality in towns and cities grows, public sector budgets are diminishing, so the need for better, more effective, lower cost monitoring has never been greater. The Air Monitors’ exhibition stands (No’s 3 & 4) at AQE 2015, the air quality and emissions show, will therefore feature the latest technologies for: improving spatial and temporal ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • `Not all particles are equal`, Air Monitors

    Recently, the Prime Minister’s car was covered by a thin layer of Saharan dust and air quality was suddenly a lead item in the national news. The dust itself does not pose a serious hazard to health in comparison with the finer particles (from diesel engines for example) that travel deep into the lungs, but Jim Mills, MD of Air Monitors, believes that the media attention that this event ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Shreveport Plant Installs Fence-line Monitors to Safeguard Workers and Local Community

    Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes, L.L.C., plant will expand a fence-line monitoring system to increase awareness of toxic air releases. The crude refinery and petroleum products facility will also pay a civil penalty of $326,000 to settle nine violations of the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) Risk Management Program uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From Aug. 15-18, ...

  • Expanded communication capability added to the Series 6000 smbient monitor calibration systems

    Environics is pleased to announce the addition of expanded communications in the Series 6103 Ambient Monitor Calibration Systems.  The newly added features include:- LEADS compatibility allows seemless integration of Environics calibrators into your existing collection ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community

    The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas. This settlement is part of EPA’s national effort to advance ...

  • New York Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New York community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The Bronx River Alliance and the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

    On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the agency’s work on air quality and how citizen science plays an important role in scientific ...

  • New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New Jersey community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The New York/New Jersey Baykeeper and Friends of the Bonsal Preserve have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • Air Monitors wins major national service contract

    Air Monitors, the Tewkesbury based instrumentation specialist, has been awarded a contract to service, calibrate and maintain the majority of the UK’s Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN) of ambient air quality monitoring stations. The UK’s AURN has been delivering air quality data since the early 1970s, and comprises over 100 monitoring stations across the UK producing ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Air Monitors invests in pro-active servicefleet

    In response to growing demand and a changing market, Air Monitors Limited, a leading provider of air quality monitoring equipment and related services, has invested in a new fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles. Service Manager Nigel Grey says: “Our service work has changed enormously in recent years and it is vitally important that we adapt accordingly, ensuring that all of our ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • Monitor and control Indoor Air Quality with the ‘Touch Screen’ IAQ Monitor

    PPM Technology is pleased to announce their latest IAQ monitoring instrument - the Touch Screen IAQ Profile Monitor is built with an integrated 3.5” touch screen panel. Each unit can monitor up to 7 customer specified IAQ parameters. The user is able to navigate through the software and various sensor options simply by touching the panel.  Readings are displayed continuously and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Growth prompts move to larger premises for Air Monitors

    Following a succession of service contract wins and rapid growth in sales of new air monitoring products such as AQMesh and FIDAS, Air Monitors has moved to new larger, more modern facilities. “We are still close to Tewkesbury,” says MD Jim Mills, “but the new facility is 60% larger, which has enabled us to expand the service department and employ new staff in a number ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Why do we need to Monitor IAQ? Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”.   Poor IAQ is a ...


    By PPM Technology

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