pm10 particle News

  • Views sought on UK application to the EC for extension to air quality limits for PM10

    Defra is seeking views on the UK application to the European Commission for an extension to meet air quality targets for Particulate Matter (PM10). The application for an extension will be submitted to the European Commission as soon as possible after this consultation has closed. PM10 is made up of very small particles of soot and dust in the air, less than 10 micrometers in diameter (human hair ...


  • New quality assurance tools for monitoring of fine dust (PM10)

    JRC-IRMM has released two new certified reference materials (CRMs), ERM-CZ100 and ERM-CZ120 which are targeted to control the measurements in the frame of quality control of ambient air in Europe. The monitoring of air quality is required by The European Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC). The two new CRMs have been developed to match requirements of these Directives. It relates ...

  • EC requests information from Member States on dangerous airborne particles pollution

    The European Commission has written to 23 Member States to request information on what action they are taking to comply with the EU's air quality standard for dangerous airborne particles known as PM10. These coarse particles, emitted by industry and traffic, can cause asthma, cardiovascular problems, lung cancer and premature death. The Commission's action follows the entry into force on 11 June ...

  • Finer particles give more useful air quality data, says new research

    New air quality research indicates that measuring ultra-fine particles can distinguish between particles generated through human activities, such as combustion, and larger particles, which are more likely to arise from mechanical processes and natural sources. The smallest air particles are from combustion sources such as vehicles and power plants, and easily enter the body. However, air quality ...

  • Urban trees could improve air quality, according to EU study

    Planting trees in urban areas could cut particulate pollution in cities by as much as a quarter, according to a new study. Small air particles, especially those less than 10μm in diameter (PM10) pose a long-term threat to human health. These can originate from human activities, including exhaust fumes or smoke, or from natural causes, such as dust. The study shows that trees are particularly ...

  • Air Quality: Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain taken to Court over failure to comply with EU rules

    The European Commission is urging Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain to comply with EU air quality limit values for airborne particles known as PM10. These Member States have so far failed to effectively tackle excess emissions of PM10. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the Commission has therefore decided to take Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain to Court. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • AQMS: New certification for the Continuous Suspended Particulate Beta Attenuation Analyzer MP101M

    We are pleased to announce that effective July 8, 2011, the Continuous Suspended Particulate Beta Attenuation Analyzer MP101M with associated module CPM has obtained certification as equivalent analyzer to Federal Reference Method from the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE) for PM2.5.  The standard Beta gauge measurement Method ISO 10473 of the MP101M analyzer allows, when used with ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • 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 ...

  • GPN, a subsidiary of the Total Group, has entrusted Environnement S.A for the furniture of an air quality monitoring network

    Three cabinets, installed in shelters, will be equipped with MP101M analyzers for measuring particles PM1, PM2.5 and PM10, AC32M analyzers for continuously measure NOx and NH3 and the XR system for data acquisition and data processing. The company GPN is a chemical company, a subsidiary of Total (and former subsidiary of Atofina). This is the first French manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizer with ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Casella ETi Appointed by Digitel as UK & Ireland Distributor

    Casella ETi (UK) has been appointed by DIGITEL-Swiss air pollution measurement experts, as their United Kingdom and Ireland distributor. Digitel, the Swiss specialist for automatic aerosol, gas and wet-only samplers, has been manufacturing for over 35 years and specialises in High Volume Samplers such as the DHA-80, a fully gravimetric system to sample dust and aerosol particles for later ...


    By Casella

  • European Commission takes action on harmful air pollution levels in EU member states

    The European Commission is taking action over harmful levels of air pollution in EU member states. It has started infringement procedures against France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and the UK for exceeding EU limits on ambient concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), an air pollutant from industrial installations that can cause respiratory problems and aggravate cardiovascular disease. The Commission ...

  • Commission refers BELGIUM and BULGARIA to Court and gives Sweden a final warning over poor air quality

    The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health. Despite an obligation for Member States to ensure good air quality for citizens, air quality has been a problem in many places for a number of years now. Studies show that every year poor air quality causes more deaths than ...

  • EU says it won`t tolerate any further breaches on air pollution

    The UK Government has been 'third time lucky' with the European Commission (EC) in terms of EU legal limits on dangerous airborne particles (PM10) in London, avoiding legal action for breaches of the pollutant from 2005-2011, a Freedom of Information request revealed today. But the EC said it will not tolerate breaches of air quality limits from June 2011 onwards. The Government now faces the ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • London Takes Just Six Months to Break Annual Air Pollution Standards

    London has taken just six months to use up its annual "allowance" of poor air quality days allowed under EU air pollution rules, delaing a broadside to the UK Government"s insistences that London will be compliant with these same rules by the end of 2011. Under EU law the concentration of dangerous airborne particles know as PM10 cannot exceed 50 micrograms per meter cubed of air on more than 35 ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Meet Palas at the EAC 2013

    We kindly invite you to visit us at the European Aerosol Conference - EAC - 2013 (Prague), booth no. 9 The European Aerosol Conference – EAC 2013 – will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from 1st to 6th September 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • London takes just four months to break 2011 smog limits

    Levels of dangerous airborne particles (PM10) in central London today breached an annual cap set by the European Union in order to protect our health. Air pollution monitors at Marylebone Road now show that London has already exceeded the number of days of high PM10 concentrations it is allowed to have in 2011, with over 8 months of the year remaining. PM10 is exceptionally damaging to our ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • New particulate monitors will improve understanding of health effects

    Globally, fine dust particles have been the focus of much greater attention in recent months as their role in deaths related to poor air quality becomes better understood. However, knowledge of the relationship between airborne particles and health effects is limited by the information that can be obtained by monitoring technologies. Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist from Air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • The polluting problem of fireworks

    Spare a thought for the environment when you’re letting off fireworks during the forthcoming celebrations. Research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution suggests that smoke from fireworks can raise levels of notorious “PM10″ particles significantly. Darko Popović and colleagues at environmental consultancy MEIS in Šmarje-Sap, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greater efforts to reduce ammonia emissions needed to meet air pollution targets

    Levels of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere are linked to ammonia emissions. However, reducing ammonia emissions only as far as targets set out by the Gothenburg Protocol will not necessarily ensure compliance with EU PM limits, according to a new study. Greater reductions in ammonia emissions would reduce the number of days when PM limit values are exceeded, the researchers found. In ...

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