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  • Announcement of Particle Seminar

    TSI, leaders in particle measurement technology, are hosting a one day seminar Oxford 31st October 2007. This seminar will focus on Industrial applications and basic research, and topics will include: • Health risks caused by nanoparticles: Latest research, EUactivity, measurement methods for occupational health and safety • Laser printer emissions: Significance of the 'Blue Angel' & suitable ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • `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.

  • Diesel Exhaust + Cholesterol = Cardiovascular Disease

    LOS ANGELES, California, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - Exposure to a combination of diesel exhaust and high blood cholesterol increases the risk for heart attack and stroke far more than exposure to either factor alone, new research reveals. The results indicate that controlling air pollution may prove to be a powerful tool for preventing cardiovascular disease. Published in today's edition of the ...

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • Diesel scrappage scheme supported by vehicle recycling specialist

    The RAC’s call for an incentivised scrappage scheme that will abolish the most polluting diesel cars from UK roads has been backed by vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car, which is looking to play a leading role in making roads cleaner. The company, which recently headlined CARS, the leading event for vehicle recyclers, is looking to the government to provide an extra ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Diesel Schoolbuses in Northeast Get Pollution Controls

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (ENS) - Eight organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont received a total of $3.8 million today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. The funds are part of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative, a partnership of public and private entities in eight Northeastern states. ...

  • Diesel Fumes May be More Polluting than Gasoline

    During a recent study conducted in California, researchers took air samples from California’s San Joaquin Valley and an Oakland traffic tunnel and performed a chemical analysis. The results indicated that diesel fuel emissions are actually more polluting than many perceive, according to the LA Times. The study specifically focused on the pollutant known as secondary organic aerosol (SOA), a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EPA to clean up diesel ship pollution nationwide

    The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is taking steps under a new global agreement to reduce ship pollution within 200 miles of US shores. Under the new proposal, US and foreign-flagged ships in this area will be required to use dramatically cleaner fuel and more effective pollution controls for their engines. Once implemented, the proposal will significantly improve air ...

  • New petrol engines cause more air pollution than dirty diesels

    New Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) petrol engines for cars emit more cancer-causing particles than modern diesel engines, a new study by independent vehicle researchers TÜV Nord revealed today. While GDI engines make petrol cars more fuel-efficient and emit less CO2, the findings show that these new ...

  • Exposure to soot particles may increase premature death rates

    An extended epidemiological analysis was recently released by the nonprofit Health Effects Institute. The analysis was conducted by scientists at the University of Ottawa for the institute which was created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the industries it regulates to create unbiased studies.The scientists reviewed existing studies with links between soot particles and premature ...


  • German environment ministry denies it lied over soot particle filters

    Bundestag was fully and truthfully informed, says ministry According to a report by the DDP news agency, the Federal Environment Ministry lied to the German Bundestag’s environment committee and in answer to questions posed by the opposition about diesel soot particle filters, said a spokesperson at the Federal Environment Ministry. The federal ministry strongly denies the statement that it ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Diesel machines law will cause more pollution and health problems

    Large diesel-powered equipment that emits black carbon and contributes to climate change and air pollution will not have to limit emissions of ultrafine particulate matter (PM) under a new law proposed by the European Commission today. Transport & Environment said the law would encourage the use of ...

  • EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Diesel Buses in Puerto Rico

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the greater metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico by providing more than $208,000 for the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority to retrofit 17 transit buses with diesel emission reduction devices. The project will cut emissions of harmful fine particles, which are linked to health problems, ...

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses diesel exhaust, particulate matter, air quality and exposure concerns. According to an OSHA & MSHA Hazard Alert, diesel particulate matter (DPM) is a component of diesel exhaust (DE) that includes soot particles made up primarily ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

    Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in nearby homes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Final rule reduces air toxics from existing stationary diesel engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the first standards that will reduce emissions of formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other toxic air pollutants from certain stationary diesel engines. These pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems and environmental damage. “Improving air quality is one the agency’s top priorities,” said Gina ...

  • EPA Awards $556,650 to Help Massachusetts Marine Vessels Reduce Diesel Emissions

    Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions. The grants, totaling $556,650, were made under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The funding will assist CLF Ventures, Inc., which is receiving $300,000 to repower the Spirit of Boston; and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use ...

  • Walpole, Mass. School Bus Company Reduces Diesel Idling under Settlement

    Michael J. Connolly and Sons, a Walpole, Mass. company that operates 300 school buses and provides student transportation services in fifteen Massachusetts communities, will implement idling reduction measures resulting in cleaner air in local communities, in addition to paying a penalty of $33,000 to settle EPA allegations that it violated federally-enforceable motor vehicle idling limits in ...

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