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  • 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

  • Identifying and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks

    Particulate matter (PM) is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some of these particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye, but others are so small they can only be detected using powerful instruments.   Because PM ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Personal exposure monitors help specify health impacts of indoor, outdoor air quality

    Indoor and outdoor pollutants can adversely affect the heart in ways different from outdoor air pollution alone, according to a new cardiovascular study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with an exposure study conducted by RTI International. The Cardiovascular Sub-Study of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has shown for the first time ...


    By RTI International

  • Gradient Scientist Provides Testimony Before House Subcommittee on EPA Projections of Decreased Mortality Attributed to Particulate Matter Reductions in Outdoor Air

    Gradient Principal Peter Valberg was invited by the House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, as an expert in health risk assessment and inhalation toxicology to provide scientific testimony regarding proposed bills on the 'EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011' and the 'Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.' The hearing was held September 8, 2011, at the Rayburn Office ...


    By Gradient Corporation

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • Miniaturized sensors that control indoor pollution

    The indoor building environments that we live and work in contain several contaminants that threaten the quality of the air that we breathe. Compounds like benzene and formaldehyde, which come from cleaning products, cosmetics, varnishes and paint, float in our indoor environment, along other polluting agents that tend to come in from outside (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides). These compounds ...

  • Archival and cultural preservation facilities require an ambient Indoor Air Environment.

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant issue in Libraries, museums and archival collections, due mainly to the fact that many compounds, as well as unsuitable temperature and humidity has a deteriorating affect on many valuable and precious items stored in these buildings. Control of temperature and relative humidity is critical in the preservation of library and archival collections ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • Air Filtration for Museums - Why Air Quality in Museums is a Big Deal

    When you enter a museum, you often feel as if you’ve entered a different world, but unfortunately the air quality in museums is not always at a good level for human health and for the preservation of priceless artifacts. But there are several reasons why the indoor air quality in a museum is not just a matter of proper ventilation, because when other air quality control factors are not ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • A&WMA announces symposium on air quality measurement methods and technology

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology, November 3-6, 2008, in Chapel Hill, NC. This conference will examine the latest advances in measurements technology.“This conference will provide a forum for attendees to discuss all aspects of air quality,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA Executive Director. “Environmental ...

  • Measurements Symposium Focuses on the Need for Accurate Air Quality Information

    Pittsburgh, PA – The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will hold its annual Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology in San Francisco, April 30 through May 3, 2007. “The Measurements Symposium recognizes that reliable, representative and accurate data are the central component of sound decision-making in air quality science,” said Adrianne Carolla, Executive ...

  • Demolition Projects in Puerto Rico can Create Air Quality Concerns

    Puerto Rico is known for its colonial architecture and many historic buildings in Old San Juan and across the islands.  Many of these treasured buildings have undergone extensive renovations to ensure their viability for years to come. Many other buildings across the islands that do not have historic attributes and have outgrown their useful lives, are eventually torn down to make ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents

    Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The Micro Monitoring Station: MMS

    Untitled Document The MMS addresses one of the biggest problems with Air Quality monitoring: finding space for a shelter. Traditional ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • DEQ and EPA release additional results from air monitoring in Tulsa area (OK)

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued to monitor air quality in the Tulsa area throughout the weekend following a fire that started Wednesday night at the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill. The results indicate that no toxic materials, other than the normal components of smoke, were released into the air as a result of this ...

  • What’s in Your Air?

    Original story at MIT News Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts for studying, eating, resting, and playing during their four years at the Institute. But the Course 1 Class of 2014 is getting to know the campus on an even more intimate level, and wants to share that with ...

  • Tackling the global clean air challenge

    In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO. The information includes data from nearly 1100 cities across 91 countries, including capital cities and cities with more than 100 000 residents. Compared to 90 other countries, Canada tied for third with Australia following ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Saint Regis Mohawk First Tribe Approved for Clean Air Plan

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has become the first tribe nationally to receive approval of its plan to protect air quality on its territory under the federal Clean Air Act. The tribe's territory is located in northern New York state and is bisected by the United States-Canada border. The plan, formally known as a Tribal Implementation Plan, TIP, is a set of federally enforceable regulatory ...

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