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  • Illinois Company Receives $127K Asbestos Fine

    Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune published a report about an Oak Brook company that federal safety regulators intend to levy a $127,600 fine against for 22 serious health violations.  The infractions occurred at one of the company sites located in Franklin Park.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) became involved ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Panasonic Begins Shipping Samples of New Catalyst for Diesel Exhaust Gas Purification

    Osaka, June 22, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation announced today it has succeeded in the development of a new catalyst using an alkali metal compound to decompose and purify particulate matter in diesel engine exhaust gas[1], and has begun shipping its samples this month. As diesel emission regulations have become increasingly stringent, particularly in Japan, the US, and Europe, ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Monitoring how aerosols affect climate change

    Monitoring aerosols is of growing interest especially as current research has indicated that fine particulates are linked to not only adverse health effects but also climate change. It has been known for some time that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been widely linked to adverse health effects such as asthma. Approximately 70% of particulate mass generated by, for example, bush fires is less ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Harmful traffic pollution falls within Munich low emission zone

    Low emissions zones (LEZs) can substantially reduce local levels of traffic-based air pollution, a new study has shown. Monitoring air pollution in Munich, Germany, researchers found that particulate matter from traffic sources dropped by 60% after implementation of an LEZ. Traffic exhaust is a major source of fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution that has been linked to respiratory ...

  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • By joining forces with others, you can achieve anything. (Anonymous)

    This year, not just one but several of Palas’s partners heeded this advice: The environmental organization #MucOhneMief (“Munich without pong”) used our new mobile fine dust monitoring device Fidas Frog in the joint fight against particulate pollution in Munich. The cycling club “Radsportgemeinschaft Karlsruhe e.V.” helped in the integration of refugees, whose ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Economic hardship in Greece has increased wood burning to keep warm in winter

    Air quality in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has worsened during the recent economic crisis, as residents burn more wood and other types of biomass to keep warm. A recent study has found a 30% increase in the concentration of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions associated with wood smoke from residential heating in 2012 and 2013, with implications for the health of local residents. ...

  • Subway stations with platform sliding doors and good ventilation reduce passengers’ exposure to PM2.5

    Underground trains are among the most widely used public transport systems in cities worldwide. A study investigating the chemical composition and source of particles in Barcelona subway stations found that a new station design, with sliding doors that separate the platform from the tunnel and good ventilation, reduced the concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) by over 50% compared with ...

  • A&WMA issues call for abstracts for measurements symposium

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for the Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology, a conference to be held November 2-4, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA. The symposium will explore advances in measurement technology, data quality assurance, and data uses.A&WMA is seeking abstracts for presentations on all air quality ...

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Ensuring your biofuels effluent meets regulatory limits

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other regulatory agencies around the world, have established limitation guidelines for discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities utilizing any type of oil and grease in their manufacturing process. However, recently several biodiesel plants in the US have been fined for illegally discharging vegetable-based oil and grease and polluting ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Californians Look to LA Testing to Identify “Ghosting” Phenomenon Caused by Soot

    In recent years, companies such as LA Testing have witnessed an increasing number of complaints relating to the sudden and unexpected appearance of soot-like material observed in homes and commercial buildings. These stains may form on carpets, walls, plastic objects and other materials, and are commonly noted around ventilation grilles and electrical outlets.  Often times, the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Testing Lab Helps Clear The Air with Wildfire Smoke Damage in Homes

    In recent years, there has been an increasing number of complaints relating to the sudden and unexpected appearance of soot-like material observed in homes and commercial buildings.  These stains may form on carpets, walls, plastic objects and other materials, and have been noted around ventilation grilles and electrical outlets.  The culprit for this “ghosting” phenomenon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Children with asthma affected by `safe` levels of air pollution

    Children with asthma living in cities are especially vulnerable to urban pollution. Emissions from motor vehicles, in particular, are thought to provoke asthma-related symptoms. New research suggests that even 'safe' levels of atmospheric pollutants can affect children with asthma, causing breathing difficulties and an associated increase in health problems. Researchers examined the relationship ...

  • 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 ...

  • New, Multilingual Website for Johnson Matthey Power Plant Industries (PPI) Group Greatly Enhances Customer Access

    Johnson Matthey’s Power Plant Industries (PPI) group has introduced its new website --www.powerplantcatalysts.com -- which offers users significant and vital technical and sales information about its SCR technology, its catalyst products and applications and conferences and trade shows, as well as the latest news and important contacts. The PPI website, currently available in English and ...

  • 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

  • New Aurora family of nephelometers from Ecotech

    Ecotech, total solution provider for environmental monitoring solutions, has today announced the release of the Aurora series, a new range of highly accurate, cost effective and user friendly integrating ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

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