urban air quality monitoring News

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • ITV uses Air Monitors to highlight air quality crisis

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement on the UK’s air quality, the new Government has been ordered to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution that is causing thousands of premature deaths in Britain. ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme on 19th May 2015, entitled ‘The Air That We Breathe’ highlighted the problem with portable aethalometers from Air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Air quality forecasts for China

    With less than a month remaining before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese officials have introduced a series of measures to improve air quality for the Games. A new tool has been installed in the capital city to allow the Chinese to monitor the effectiveness of these efforts. Poor air quality could pose problems for the Olympic athletes and hinder the performance of those competing outdoors in ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) opened two new air monitoring stations in Bosnia Herzegovina today and brought two existing ones back to full function. The move will significantly help the country monitor climate and air quality in line with national and EU law and prevent further illnesses and deaths from outdoor pollution. Thanks to the new and refurbished stations, accurate ...

  • First continuous air quality monitoring stations for Faroe Islands

    The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Tórshavn has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties. The stations, which were supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, provide continuous meteorological measurements and air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Massive growth for air quality show

    AQE 2013, the air quality and emissions show, has been heralded a phenomenal success by organisers, exhibitors, speakers and visitors. With air pollution concern running high, this event could not have been better timed, and succeeded in attracting three times the number of registered visitors than the previous event in 2011. The health effects of air pollution including the number of premature ...

  • Registration for Air Quality event doubles

    With AQE 2013 just around the corner (13th and 14th March) the organisers of the Air Quality and Emissions show have announced that visitor registrations (from 38 countries) are already twice the number received at this stage for the previous ‘MCERTS’ show in 2011. Exhibition space at the event has had to be expanded by 23% and all stands are now sold, so the organisers are looking ...

  • Perfect Storm for Air Monitors

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement, the new Government will have to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution and to instigate monitoring regimes that are able to demonstrate success or failure of the new measures. This has happened at an ideal time for Air Monitors, who have recently launched technology that is able to do so at a fraction of the cost of traditional monitors. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA affirms national air quality standards for carbon monoxide are protective of public health/air monitoring updates will put more focus on urban communities located near roadways

    After a careful review of the science, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is affirming the current national air quality standards for carbon monoxide (CO). The science shows that the current standards protect public health, including those who are most susceptible, and the environment. Since 1980, levels of CO in the air have fallen by 80 percent, mostly as a result of motor vehicle ...

  • Ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe

    Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large distances in the atmosphere and cause adverse effects in other countries. The single pollutants causing most damage to ...


  • ASU joins air quality project

    Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute is working with American Indian tribal governments, the state of Arizona and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to research and assess air quality in central Arizona. The Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP) is a multi-jurisdictional effort to assess the distribution, sources and potential health risks associated with air ...


    By Arizona State University

  • `Not all particles are equal`, Air Monitors

    Recently, the Prime Minister’s car was covered by a thin layer of Saharan dust and air quality was suddenly a lead item in the national news. The dust itself does not pose a serious hazard to health in comparison with the finer particles (from diesel engines for example) that travel deep into the lungs, but Jim Mills, MD of Air Monitors, believes that the media attention that this event ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA strengthens air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This new one-hour standard will protect millions of Americans from peak short-term exposures, which primarily occur near major roads. Short-term exposures to NO2 have been linked to impaired lung function and increased respiratory infections, especially in people with asthma. ...

  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • A cost effective, compact solution to air quality measurement

    The E4100 is a revolutionary air quality transmitter that measures up to four most common gaseous pollutants and basic meteorological data of ambient air. Measurement data is sent wirelessly to a web-based database or locally via a serial interface. Small and elegantly designed, the E4100 is excellent for monitoring air quality in urban areas and around industry. It is the first air quality ...

  • Wokingham declares air quality management areas

    Air Quality Management Areas have been declared in Wokingham town centre and Twyford as part of Wokingham borough council’s ongoing effort to tackle air pollution. The Berkshire local authority has claimed that the areas – around Shute End in the west of the town, Denmark Street in the south and London Road to the east – have registered a higher than recommended ...

  • Towards a common air quality assessment method

    Air pollution indices are tools that can be used to compare air quality in different geographical regions. In a new study, researchers evaluated the 'BC indices', primarily designed to assess health risks from particular pollutants over a given time and space, to compare air quality in Italy, Germany and Poland. The indices could be useful for policy makers developing pollution control ...

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