particulate matter pollution News

  • Particulate Matter Pollution and Health Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses how exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution can impact people’s health. “Particulate matter pollution can be comprised of particles that can to be seen with the naked eye, but other particles are so small they can only be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Deadly effects of particulate matter pollution shown in French study

    Particulate matter (PM) pollution has a significant effect on death rates in French cities, a new study shows. The research confirms the short-term impacts of PM10, but also sheds new light on the effects of smaller particulates: PM2.5 and PM10-2.5. Its results could help inform public health advice, the authors propose. Many studies have linked PM with negative health impacts. However, most ...

  • 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 is so small, it can be inhaled ...


    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. The U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • PM2.5 air pollution strongly linked to increased risk of heart attacks

    Long-term exposure to particulate matter pollution is strongly linked with heart attacks and angina, a new European study of over 100 000 people has shown. The results indicate that this association exists at levels below current European limits, and that the burden of disease due to particulate matter may have been largely underestimated. In 2008, the EU adopted a new Air Quality Directive ...

  • Identifying Particulate Matter Pollution Hazards in Businesses and Institutions throughout Puerto Rico

    There are many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean that expose workers to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes particulate matter as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Lawsuit Filed to Clear San Joaquin Valley Air

    FRESNO, California, (ENS) - A coalition of public health, community, and environmental groups, has mounted a court challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's declaration that the San Joaquin Valley has attained federal clean air standards for particulate matter (PM-10). In October 2006, the EPA declared the San Joaquin Valley had met the standards for PM-10, because the Valley went ...

  • Fidas® 200 & Fidas® 200 S did it again!

    After the successful TUV/EN approval, Fidas® 200 and Fidas® 200 S have now also been granted the UK certification for Continuous Ambient Air Monitoring System (CAMS) and also for MCERTS for UK Particulate Matter (Defra Approval). Especially the MCERTS for UK Particulate Matter (Defra Approval) is a new and additional level of certification through the MCERTS scheme, as it considers also ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Rome, GA now meets smog standards

    Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final determination that the Rome area meets the 1997 federal fine particulate matter standard. The Rome area includes Floyd County, Georgia in its entirety. "We commend local and state officials, as well as the residents of the Rome area, who have been working collaboratively with us to reach this milestone," said ...

  • Macon, GA now meets smog standards

    Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final determination that the Macon area meets the 1997 federal fine particulate matter standard. The Macon area includes Bibb County, in its entirety, and a portion of Monroe County in Georgia. "We commend local and state officials, as well as the residents of the Macon area, who have been working collaboratively with ...

  • Yes, Kids, There Really is a Magic School Bus

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 18, 2007) Science, imagination, education, healthier kids and a cleaner environment come together when Scholastic Inc. and EPA team up to clean up the Magic School Bus. Released today, The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up – a new special edition book based on the popular Scholastic series – takes children on a smart, fun and colorful trip to learn what can be done to ...

  • Bradford, R.I. Rock Quarry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement

    A rock quarry in Bradford, R.I., Copar Quarries has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal clean air standards. According to a complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Copar Quarries failed to conduct the required emissions testing, keep proper inspection log books, and notify EPA when it began operating several pieces of equipment in ...

  • EU struggles to meet key environmental targets

    The European Union is struggling to satisfy many of its major environmental goals. In its annual EU Environment-related Indicators Assessment just released, the Environment Directorate-General acknowledged that while the region has made some progress, it has fallen behind in meeting a variety of critical environmental targets. The European Environment Agency uses 37 core indicators to measure ...

  • EPA Announces Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions from School Buses

    Starting today, under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private school bus fleet owners are eligible to apply for funding to replace school buses that have older, dirtier diesel engines, which will reduce diesel emissions and will help improve air quality for Americans. "School buses are the safest and most environmentally friendly way to ...

  • bScreen LB 991: Label-free High-Throughput Reader

    Withthe bScreen Berthold Technologies presents a unique instrument for biomolecular interaction studies. The bScreen combines the performance of µArray formats with the information available from label-free technologies. With a footprint of only 66 x 61 cm2 it substitutes a fluorescence µArray reader and a conventional label-free system (e.g. SPR) in a single instrument. The ...

  • EPA “Love the Bus” awards $90,000 to Puyallup School District for cleaner, healthier school buses

    In conjunction with “Love the Bus” month, dedicated to showing appreciation for school buses and their drivers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding the Puyallup School District $90,000 to replace four diesel school buses with new buses that reduce harmful emissions by over 90 percent. The new buses will prevent over eight tons of harmful emissions that would otherwise ...

  • Every breath we take – Signals 2013 focuses on air quality in Europe

    Poor air quality can have serious impacts on our health and the environment. How is Europe’s air quality? What are the main sources of air pollutants? How do they affect our health and the environment? What does Europe do to improve air quality? The new edition of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals takes a closer look. Air quality in Europe has improved greatly in recent ...

  • EPA “Love the Bus” awards $200,000 to Oregon School Districts for cleaner, healthier school buses

    In conjunction with Love the Bus Month, dedicated to showing appreciation for school buses and their drivers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding the Reynolds and Springfield School Districts in Oregon $100,000 each to replace a total of 10 diesel school buses with new buses that reduce harmful emissions by over 90 percent. The new buses will prevent 14 tons of harmful emissions ...

  • Could air pollution make you bald?

    A new study from South Korea has suggested that prolonged exposure to poor air quality could have a detrimental impact on the human body’s ability to grow hair. By examining the effects of high concentrations of the pollutant PM10 (particulate matter 10) on hair follicles on the human scalp, the researchers were able to determine that it inhibited levels of protein vital to hair growth. ...

  • Air pollution linked to increased incidents of stroke

    Exposure to gaseous and particulate matter pollution have been found to increase the immediate risk of stroke, a review of medical studies has shown. The increased risk is most pronounced the same day as the exposure, and for fine particles the increased risk persists over several days. The authors hope information from this study will help policymakers to develop suitable controls to limit the ...

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