The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

The City Fix

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We’ve got another ozone problem, and it’s not what you think

Grist

Most of us know ozone as that benevolent stratospheric layer that absorbs the sun’s harmful UV light and keeps us safe. In the 1980s, scientists found a “ hole ” in the ozone layer — really just a large section that was getting precariously thin — caused by the use of potent chemicals called CFCs. But the beneficial ozone up in the stratosphere has an evil cousin, and it’s right here on the ground. Ozone increases with more sunshine, heat waves, and so forth.”.

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Preventing aerosol transmission

Envirotec Magazine

Although it is known that UV-C light destroys the SARS-CoV-2 viruses, it ultimately increases indoor ozone concentrations,” he said.

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Climate change is a public health issue amounting to billions in medical costs

AGreenLiving

Both the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) jointly warn that because of these serious healthcare and medical costs, climate change is essentially a public health crisis. But with the NRDC-UCSF findings, links can now be established correlating health data with climate change. Our research shows that health-related costs added at least another 26 percent to the national price tag for 2012 severe weather-related damages.”

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Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

Envirotec Magazine

In parallel, the lockdowns caused (weather-corrected) concentrations of ozone in cities to increase. NO2 is a key air pollutant from traffic emissions, associated with respiratory problems, while ozone is also harmful to health, and damages crops.

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Measuring NOx in combustion

Envirotec Magazine

NOx is a generic term for the oxides of nitrogen that have significant effects on the environment and human health. Globally, a wide variety of organisations have published reports linking serious health effects with short- and long-term exposure to NO2. Ozonator design.

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Cooking’s PM persistence

Envirotec Magazine

Particulate emissions from cooking stay in the atmosphere for longer than previously thought, making a prolonged contribution to poor air quality and human health, according to a new study.

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Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

It can make simple tasks harder and have adverse effects on your health. The two main kinds of air pollution are ozone and particle contamination. You’ve probably heard people talking about ozone before, but you may be less familiar with particle pollution. These particles can cause health problems like irregular heartbeats and difficulty breathing. You already know smoking is bad for your health. Prioritize Your Health by Stopping Pollution.

How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

The health of human beings depends on the state of the environment as well. These affect natural habitats, produces acid rain and destroys the ozone layer because of global warming. These gases weaken our ozone layer and cause a lot of pollution and climatic changes. Accumulating solid waste can naturally emit harmful gases like methane that can pose a threat to the health of the surrounding neighborhood as it can cause various complications when inhaled.

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Study: Air pollution costs average London resident €1,294 a year

Business Green

Health costs incurred as a result of air pollution are collectively higher in London than any other city in Europe, according to study that quantifies how much money European city dwellers spend due to particulate matter, NO2, and ozone.

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6 Foods that have as much protein as beef with much less of an environmental impact

The Environmental Blog

That’s because they are solving a huge problem related to global warming and human health. Greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, ozone, etc.)

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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

GreenBiz

Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose. . From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising. The same health and wellness interventions we use on ourselves can and should be applied to our living soil. Health Care.

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Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), an advocacy group. Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk in Europe, with the problem greatest in cities, according to the EEA. and ground-level ozone (O?)

For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

Air quality plays a significant role with health and sustainable living. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes this, which is why for the 2019 American Fitness Index rankings, the ACSM added air quality as an environmental indicator of a city’s health. In fact, two of the most common pollutants are ozone and particles, like soot from wildfires.

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Air and noise quality study will help inform Oxford City’s future environmental policy approach

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford have secured £207,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 related public health measures upon air and noise quality in Oxford.

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UK Lockdown and air pollution: Nitrogen dioxide halved but sulphur dioxide doubled, says study

Envirotec Magazine

and ozone, and to compare the data to the past seven years. doi: 10.1007/s11869-020-00937-0) is published in Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health.

Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Emissions like ozone depletion problems and greenhouse gases. Green Disposal : Everything must be sustainable from the production phase up to disposal because unsustainable disposal practices are hazardous to human health and the environment. Sustainable businesses tend to consider the important roles of the environment and how to protect nature for a successful business.

'Hidden emitter': Air pollution from domestic gas boilers expected to soar this winter as people work from home

Business Green

It's commonly known that nitrogen oxide pollution from road traffic harms health, and especially lung health," explained Dr Anna Moore, respiratory registrar and spokesperson for the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. While it is important for our health ?to

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Air pollution map goes global, with more localised detail, and covering more pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

MappAir® now provides hourly concentrations of five pollutants, adding ozone (O3,), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particle matter (PM10) to its existing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particle matter (PM2.5) MappAir® makes air pollution data more accessible than ever, which is important for demonstrating the impact of pollution on human health and the environment.

Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

Envirotec Magazine

We also measure gases that are responsible for the formation of ground-level ozone, which is very harmful to human health,” said Schreier. A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city.

Secrets of a long partnership in gas detection (Sponsored content)

Envirotec Magazine

CETCI also manufactures fixed gas detection systems, controllers and transmitters that are deployed to monitor hazardous gases; protecting health and safety in confined spaces and indoor environments. These facilities can present a variety of potential hazards to human health.

Sustainability Guide for Commercial Cleaning: Finding Eco-Friendly Commercial Cleaning Products

Green Business Bureau

VOCs have a variety of adverse environmental and health effects. These adverse health impacts affect not only your employees, but also customers. Environmentally, VOCs have long been established in worsening, if not causing, a wide variety of environmental issues, including but not limited to: ozone depletion, groundwater pollution, ecosystem disruption, and even extinctions.

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CO2 monitors facilitate rollout of environmentally friendly refrigeration in Australian supermarkets

Envirotec Magazine

However, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) caused damage to the ozone layer and were phased out following the Montreal Protocol in 1987. Production of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) then increased globally, because they are less harmful to stratospheric ozone. To protect the health and safety of customers, staff and contractors, around six CO2 sensors would be necessary in a traditional store.

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For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

Air quality plays a significant role with health and sustainable living. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes this, which is why for the 2019 American Fitness Index rankings, the ACSM added air quality as an environmental indicator of a city’s health. In fact, two of the most common pollutants are ozone and particles, like soot from wildfires.

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Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

In 2016, World Energy Outlook made a study on air pollution as the fourth-largest threat to human health – but also to our environment. Examples of those harmful pollutants are nitrous oxides, ozone and particulate matter. Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside.

Toxic air from fossil fuels responsible for air pollution crisis, study warns

Business Green

ozone and NO2 with recent research quantifying the contribution of fossil fuels to global air pollution levels to perform a health impact assessment and subsequent cost calculation for the year 2018. The report brands fossil fuel air pollution "a major health threat to children, particularly in low income countries", estimating that 40,000 children die before their fifth birthday because of exposure to PM2.5 and ozone from fossil fuels is responsible for an estimated 7.7

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Managing NOx gas emissions from combustion

Envirotec Magazine

This is an important consideration for the manufacturers of combustion equipment because emissions of these gases (collectively known as NOx) have serious health and environmental effects, and are therefore tightly regulated. The chemiluminescence detector (CLD) method of measuring NO is based on the use of a controlled amount of ozone (O3) coming into contact with the sample containing NO inside a light sealed chamber.

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EEA reports poor air quality caused premature deaths of 400,000 Europeans in 2016

AGreenLiving

Industries, households and vehicles all emit dangerous pollutants that are harmful to human health. Air pollution is detrimental to society, harms human health and ultimately increases health care costs. An air quality expert at the EEA and author of the study, Alberto Gonzales Ortiz, warned that air pollution is “currently the most important environmental risk to human health.”

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Top 10 Economic Benefits of Converting to Solar Energy

Sunrun

The costs associated with climate change are growing and include rising health care costs, destruction of property, increased food prices and more. But ground-level ozone and other pollutants from cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries and chemical plants can kill. Decisions we make as consumers have an impact on our lives and on the world around us. Going solar can affect the climate, the economy and our own pocket books. Here are 10 important benefits to home solar.

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance. One of the most significant air quality challenges in the Basin is reducing emissions of the ozone precursor nitrogen oxides (NO x ) to meet the ozone standard attainment deadlines.

Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

The Basin does not meet the state or federal ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter, and existing regulations have to date proved insufficient to bring the Basin into compliance. One of the most significant air quality challenges in the Basin is reducing emissions of the ozone precursor nitrogen oxides (NO x ) to meet the ozone standard attainment deadlines.

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet

AGreenLiving

Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet Poornima Param… Thu, 08/27/2020 – 01:00 Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose. From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising.

Defend Our Future to Testify at Virtual EPA Hearing on Trump Administration’s Refusal to Strengthen Protections From Life-Threatening Particle Pollution

Defend Our Future

WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2020) Later this morning, May 21, Defend Our Future Campus Ambassador at The Ohio State University Addy Zenko will deliver the following testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Virtual Public Hearing , on their refusal to improve public health protections against dangerous particle, or soot, pollution during the coronavirus pandemic. This allows inordinately high levels of airborne pollution that put our health on the line to be entirely permissible.

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Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

AGreenLiving

Besides its ability to reduce environmental pollution, the new AI-based bioreactor also improves health. Terrestrial radiation, which is supposed to be absorbed by the ozone layer, is also retained in the atmosphere. Why use the Eos Bioreactor According to the CDC, climate change has an effect on human health. A new artificial intelligence invention by Hypergiant Industries could prove to be the solution to the world’s carbon dioxide problem.

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Tom Steyer: A Pandemic Is No Time to Pander to the Fossil Fuel Industry

GreenTechMedia

Think: opioids, or ozone-depleting chemicals, or leaded-gasoline, or asbestos, or DDT. The good news is, investing in new markets, new growth, new jobs — and arresting the climate crisis to protect public health — is, in fact, the same path. “Infrastructure” can be a very misleading word. Washington politicians use it as an end in itself, an accomplishment related to creating construction jobs.

Let's pass a Green Recovery Act

Business Green

Covid-19 has been a terrible blow to public health, and the economy, but the emergency of climate damage is worse. The Act follows the model of the most successful environmental treaty - the Montreal Protocol, which banned CFCs and HFCs, and is healing the hole in our ozone layer. Climate damage is morally wrong, argues Ewan McGaughey, and a Green Recovery Act could hold the key to averting a crisis even worse than the coronavirus pandemic.

In Texas, a battle is brewing over a Trump EPA official’s confidential emails

Grist

For instance, just a few years prior, he had argued that increasing smog levels might have health benefits — a view at odds with decades of research. In one interview, he went so far as to suggest that reducing ozone levels might result in worse public health outcomes. “I

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Ice rink alternatives and their environmental impact

AGreenLiving

CFCs and HCFCs are synthetic gases attributed to ozone layer destruction. This assertion is supported by an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study , which shares that “nearly 40% of the rinks surveyed worldwide could be exceeding the World Health Organization’s 1-hour exposure guideline value for nitrogen dioxide in indoor air, with higher percentages of rinks exceeding this value in the US (55%) and Canada (46%).

Ohio officials know how to stop Lake Erie from turning toxic, but no one will do it

Grist

Finally, an agency commission charged with deciding whether to declare the watersheds in distress tabled the measure despite hearing from scientists on the panel that phosphorus levels were not improving and public health required more action. Though the bay’s health is far from perfect, and agriculture nutrients remain a challenge , progress accelerated after the U.S. This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and The World.

The Trump Administration is Racking Up a String of Environmental Losses in Court

Green Market Oracle

Last August 22 states launched a lawsuit suing the Trump administration over its failure to act on climate change and associated adverse health impacts. Delayed a compliance deadline for new national ozone pollution standards by one year, but later reversed course. Teflon Don may seem like he is impervious to legal challenges but he is anything but invincible when there are actual trials with actual evidence.

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