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New report released `PM2.5 in the UK`

by Environmental Protection UK  (Jan. 20, 2011)

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) has released a new report on PM2.5 in the UK. The report provides a concise summary of the current state of scientific knowledge on particle pollution with a diameter of 2.5 nm or less (PM2.5). The report covers the health effects, sources, speciation (determine ...

Global health impact of PM2.5 air pollution assessed

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 16, 2015)

PM2.5 air pollution can have a significant impact on human health, not only for local populations, but also in regions far from its source of emission, shows a new study. The study calculates ‘damage factors’ to human health of PM2.5 and in different parts of the world. PM2.5, made up of any particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in ...

SM200 receives U.S EPA FEM approval for PM2.5

by Opsis AB  (Sep. 12, 2012)

On August 16, the U.S EPA notified us that the review of our application for SM200 particulate monitor as Federal Equivalent Method had been completed, and SM200 was approved. To get the PM2.5 approval, five field tests, of about one month each, were conducted at four different locations in the U.S.A. Locations were specifically chosen by the EPA ...

European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 26, 2015)

Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on ...

New DualPerm Oxygen & Water Vapour Permeation Station

by Systech Instruments Ltd  (Jul. 18, 2016)

At this year’s K show, we are pleased to announce the introduction of our new combined oxygen and water vapour station, the DualPerm, this combination package offers substantial savings to the initial purchase cost of 2 separate permeation analysers; shared computer interface; shared nitrogen supply and reduced installation costs. Systech ...

Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jul. 22, 2016)

Ministers and high-level representatives of 25 countries today backed the adoption of an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases. The Ministers and high-level representatives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) are convinced that stopping the ...

PM2.5 and ozone pollution exposure increases risk of cardiac arrest

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 4, 2013)

People exposed to fine particle (PM2.5) and ozone pollution are at increased risk of suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a recent Finnish study. Cardiac arrest is more likely within 24 hours after exposure to PM2.5 and up to several days after exposure to ozone. Previous studies have already linked air pollution with sudden ...

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

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (Apr. 30, 2014)

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.  ...

TSI Introduces the AirAssure PM2.5 Indoor Air Quality Monitor

by TSI Incorporated  (Jan. 19, 2016)

TSI Incorporated, a global leader in reliable particle measurements, expands its innovative line of indoor air quality monitors with the introduction of the AirAssure™ PM2.5 Indoor Air Quality Monitor . With its unique auto-zero function, the AirAssure Monitor takes PM2.5 measurements where others don't with unsurpassed, ...

Mobile app for rain forecasts raising farmers’ yields

by SciDev.Net  (Jul. 12, 2016)

A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time. The innovation is being used in Cote d'Ivoire, ...

Integrated pollution, climate and energy access policies needed to meet WHO PM2.5 limits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A new study finds that meeting WHO Air Quality Guidelines (AQG) on particulate emissions by 2030, thereby improving global human health, will require a combination of stringent policies on air pollution, climate change and access to clean cooking fuels. Outdoor and household air pollution has been estimated to be among the leading global causes ...

Integrated pollution, climate and energy access policies needed to meet WHO PM2.5 limits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A new study finds that meeting WHO Air Quality Guidelines (AQG) on particulate emissions by 2030, thereby improving global human health, will require a combination of stringent policies on air pollution, climate change and access to clean cooking fuels. Outdoor and household air pollution has been estimated to be among the leading global causes ...

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

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Mar. 17, 2016)

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 ...

Liveable Cities: Exposure to Air Pollution of Dangerous Airborne Particles (PM2.5) and the Toxic Gas NO2 a focus at 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

by Ecotech Pty Ltd  (Sep. 29, 2015)

Ecotech, Australia’s leader in environmental monitoring solutions, released new studies among others at CASANZ 2015 (Clean Air Society Australia and New Zealand), held from 21 – 23 September in Melbourne, addressing the world’s biggest environmental risk – air pollution. Keynote speaker at the conference and Founder and ...

U.S. EPA proposes to disapprove California’s air quality plans for South Coast and San Joaquin Valley / agency asks CA to revise PM2.5 plans to better protect health of residents

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 9, 2010)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to disapprove California’s air quality plans for fine particles - also known as PM2.5 - for failure to achieve adequate emissions reductions in the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley air basins notoriously known for poor air quality. States are required to submit plans to EPA that ...

Regional air pollution improvements have global health benefits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 4, 2014)

Reductions in emissions of fine particle air pollution can prevent premature deaths, not just locally, but also in countries thousands of kilometres away, new research illustrates. The transcontinental study examines the effects of reducing air pollution emitted from Europe, North America, South and East Asia by 20% and shows that, for example, ...

3 New Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For A Smelter Plant

New order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including SO2 / NOx / CO / PM10 / PM2.5 monitors for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul (Orissa ...

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

by Environnement S.A  (Jul. 8, 2011)

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 ...

EPA Study Finds Elevated Particulate Levels in Air on Train Platforms at Chicago Union Station

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 5, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released an air quality study that documents elevated concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air on train platforms at Union Station in Chicago. The concentration of PM2.5 in air on the train platforms was 23 - 96 percent higher than concentrations recorded on nearby streets on the ...

BAM-1020 accepted as Australian Standard

by Ecotech Pty Ltd  (Jul. 14, 2008)

Ecotech and MetOne announce BAM-1020 inclusion to Australian standards. Ecotech Pty. Ltd. and MetOne Instruments Incorporated are pleased to announce that the BAM-1020 has been approved under Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.9.11.2008 for the determination of particulate matter, PM10, using Beta attenuation.The BAM-1020 is the currently the only ...

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