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  • Toxic Reduction Act Feedback Top 10 take aways

    By Scott Manser ( smanser@ortech.ca )  I am a registered Toxic Reduction Planner.  ORTECH has worked on over 100 reports for our various clients.  I wanted to provide you with some feedback  from this training session I attended recently. “From ...


    By ORTECH

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluating the impact of air quality measures is essential

    Recent research has investigated the effectiveness of air quality management at the regional level in Italy and found that some of the most commonly adopted measures do not always produce the highest emissions reductions. Italian air quality legislation was reformed in 1999 in order to comply with the 1996 European Air Quality Framework Directive1. At the time, the 20 Italian administrative ...

  • Latest emission control technology could eradicate harmful air pollution hotspots

    Switching to the best available emission control technologies could eliminate 99% of particulate matter pollution ‘hotspots’, a new study suggests. The researchers reached this conclusion by expanding the local-scale capabilities of an existing computer model that estimates the effects of air pollution policies and control measures. Particulate matter (PM) pollution has been linked ...

  • 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 ...

  • Green infrastructure in street canyons could reduce air pollution

    Planting vegetation in city streets could significantly reduce air pollution in urban street canyons, according to new research. Traffic pollutants are deposited on vegetation at a higher rate than on hard, built surfaces and could reduce the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10 in the air by as much as 40% and 60%, respectively, under certain conditions. Outdoor air pollution ...

  • UK publishes new air quality indicator for local authorities

    The UK's Communities and Local Government department has published the final version of the new performance framework of 198 indicators. This followed the announcement in the October 2006 Local Government White Paper of a new performance framework for local government.  Defra’s  proposals for new performance indicators, including one on air quality, were published in July 2007. The new ...

  • Announcement: 2nd International FINE!Dust-Free Congress

    2nd International FINE!Dust-Free Congress in Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee (A), 1 - 2.10.2009 Early registration discount only till 30.6.2009! The programme will focus on the new EU Air Quality Directive, costs, causes and the health impacts of fine-dust pollution. Douglas Dockery from the Harvard School of Public Health - one of the most renowned fine-dust experts and author of numerous ...


  • Fine dust (or particulate matter): Top speaker from Europe and the USA will take the floor.

    2nd International Congress in Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee (A), 1 to 2 October 2009 The programme will focus on the new EU Air Quality Directive, costs, causes and the health impacts of fine-dust pollution. Douglas Dockery from the Harvard School of Public Health - one of the most renowned fine-dust experts and author of numerous publications - will present the latest medical findings on ...


  • Announcement: 2nd International FINE!Dust-Free Congress

    2nd International FINE!Dust-Free Congress in Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee (A), 1 - 2.10.2009 Early registration discount only till 30.6.2009! The programme will focus on the new EU Air Quality Directive, costs, causes and the health impacts of fine-dust pollution. Douglas Dockery from the Harvard School of Public Health - one of the most renowned fine-dust experts and author of numerous ...


  • Entsorga-Enteco: Air quality as central theme

    Air purification and emission reduction have taken their place at the heart of the Entsorga-Enteco show in Cologne (27-30 October 2009), alongside waste and water management. Since the 1990s, emissions of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and volatile organic compunds into the air have been reduced in the European Union and Switzerland. Yet according to the Swiss Federal Office for the ...


  • New TEOM particulate monitor passes equivalence tests

    Specialist instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that the new TEOM 1405-F and 1405-DF ambient particulate monitors have successfully completed a series of laboratory and field trials in the UK and Germany. The trials were part of a combined UK-Germany PM Equivalence Program to achieve both MCERTS and German UBA certification for the measurement of PM2.5 and PM10 without the need for ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Atmospheric particulate matter in Germany `excessive` in 2007, says federal environment agency

    The German Federal Environment Agency’s preliminary evaluation of 415 measuring stations demonstrates that favourable atmospheric conditions in 2007 were a relevant factor that account for lower levels of particulate pollution than in previous years.  Yet there is absolutely no reason to sound the all-clear, for 2007 also had incidences of particulate matter concentrations above the ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Defra publishes additional results of 2007 UK emissions of air pollutants

    Defra has publish additional 2007 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK air pollutants. Emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia were covered in a separate National Statistics release on 8th January 2009, and are also presented here. HEADLINE RESULTS * There has been a continuation of the long ...


  • Low emission zones may need complementary local traffic policies

    Low emission zones (LEZs) that restrict old vehicles in city centres may need implementation in combination with other traffic policies to have greater impacts on air quality, according to new research. A study that measured emission levels before and after the introduction of LEZs in five Dutch cities indicated that air pollution concentrations were reduced but not to a statistically significant ...

  • ABB emissions monitoring system helps clear the air in Chile

    The solution is a vital component in Polpaico’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its Cerro Blanco cement plant near Santiago and help Chile’s leading cement manufacturer improve air quality in the country’s most populous region. According to the World Health Organization, air quality in Santiago rates among the world's worst. That is largely because greater Santiago is built in a ...


    By ABB

  • 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

  • MCERTS and EU Equivalence approvals awarded for newest TEOM FDMS ambient particulate monitors

    Following the successful completion of a series of rigorous field trials in both the UK and Germany, Air Monitors is delighted to announce that the latest TEOM FDMS instruments have met the MCERTS performance standards and the EU Equivalence designation criteria (Defra approval) for continuous ambient air quality monitoring for both PM2.5 and PM10. Commenting on the announcement, Air Monitors MD ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Cost of Athens` air pollution could be over €211m per year, Greek researchers say

    Air quality research from Greece suggests that the cost of industrial air pollution in Athens alone may exceed 211 million Euros per year. Estimating the costs of pollution in terms of, for example, human health, ecosystems and biodiversity, has received growing attention amongst policy makers. Finding ways to place a monetary value on these factors is one way to account for these costs more ...

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