Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Pollution can have significant effects on air quality. 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. What Is Particle Pollution? Particle pollution refers to tiny liquid and solid particles suspended in the air. Car exhaust, smoke and even dust are all examples of these pollutants. Pollution

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

The City Fix

International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air.

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Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

Envirotec Magazine

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. The work includes the first attempts to describe how this pollution is distributed in the vertical axis, from street-level upwards, as well as the use of data from satellite measurements. Monitoring of other pollutants.

This year’s ozone hole could be the smallest it has been in 30 years

AGreenLiving

For decades, scientists have closely observed the ozone layer , which protects Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This year, just in time for World Ozone Day, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the state of the ozone hole — its size is the smallest it has been in the past 30 years. Free radical oxygen atoms, being charged particles, readily react with other oxygen molecules to form ozone (O3).

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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. Mortality rates for Covid-19 have been linked to the presence of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory conditions – all factors with a demonstrable link to air pollution. Even the latest diesel engines emit dangerous levels of pollution.

How stable isotopes help the fight against air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

Air pollution is not a new problem in the UK – the London smog of 1952 killed 12,000 people. The UK has been criticised for several years for falling below international standards for its air pollution prevention measures. How stable isotope analysis helps tackle pollution.

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

Envirotec Magazine

A University of Liverpool study of air pollution in the UK during the first 100 days of lockdown seems to show that whilst nitrogen oxide levels were cut by half, levels of sulphur dioxide increased by over 100%. and ozone, and to compare the data to the past seven years.

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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Effect of COVID-19 on Environment

The Environmental Blog

Due to the lockdown of many countries, the pollution level gets reduced due to the decreasing level of harmful gases like CO2, CFCs, Green House Gases and Particulate Matter etc. Mother earth before Corona virus was like too much polluted because of human activities. As we seen the pollution level gets too much because of advanced human activities. There are so many types of pollutions like water, air, soil, noise, etc.

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Event - Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment

Green Market Oracle

The 7th International Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment will take place on March 02-03, 2020 in Rome, Italy. One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing grave and irreparable damage to the earth. Environmental pollution consists of five basic types of pollution, namely, air, water, soil, noise and light.

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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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Industry Groups Sued EPA Over Obama Ozone Standards. Under Trump, They Support Them

DeSmogBlog

Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) announcement that the agency would not be strengthening air quality standards for ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog. Read time: 6 mins Large business and industry associations representing the fossil fuel industry welcomed a July 13 U.S. Ironically, some of these same groups previously fought in court against those standards when they were set in 2015 during the Obama administration — the same standards they are now praising.

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

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. In December 2016, the Chinese government reported the highest air pollution and the red alert was implemented in 23 cities in northern China. 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.

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

Envirotec Magazine

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected – a new study appears to reveal. In parallel, the lockdowns caused (weather-corrected) concentrations of ozone in cities to increase.

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

Business Green

Air pollution could soar this winter as gas boilers are cranked up at homes across the country by the UK's expanded army of home workers, the Energy and Climate Change Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has today warned. sources of these harmful pollutants from within our homes.

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

Business Green

Burning fossil fuels is not just driving climate change, it is also generating an air pollution crisis that is wiping trillions of dollars from the world economy every year. 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. pollution. and ozone from fossil fuels is responsible for an estimated 7.7

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Study: Urban air quality improved less during Covid-19 lockdown than previously thought

Business Green

Researchers reveal NO2 emission reductions during first lockdown were lower than previously thought, amidst warnings ozone levels actually increased. Ozone and nitrous oxide emissions are proven to exacerbate a number of significant respiratory health complications.

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Measuring NOx in combustion

Envirotec Magazine

For example, in 2015, the UK’s Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) reviewed the available evidence and concluded: “Studies have shown associations of NO2 in outdoor air with adverse effects on health, including reduced life expectancy. Ozonator design.

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How COVID 19 Dramatically Change Our Environment

The Environmental Blog

But do you think Our Environment is recovering itself in this time and people cannot pollute their environment? By using our transportation system and factory related production activities we willingly pollute our Air and our atmosphere as well. NASA is monitoring our present environmental change, and for this NASA uses (OMI) Ozone Monitoring Instrument to realize the real changes of our present atmosphere condition in the globe.

Cooking’s PM persistence

Envirotec Magazine

R esearchers at the University of Birmingham say they have demonstrated how cooking emissions – which account for up to 10 per cent of particulate pollution in the UK – are able to survive in the atmosphere over several days, rather than being broken up and dispersed.

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How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

These affect natural habitats, produces acid rain and destroys the ozone layer because of global warming. Moreover, poor methods of managing waste lead to an increase in soil and water contamination and air pollution. Lessens Environmental Pollution. Pollution is one of the current environmental problems tormenting the world. Most of them release wastewater causing water pollution. Waste from landfills can contaminate it, and it can induce water pollution.

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

AGreenLiving

national parks have polluted air According to the 2019 Fitness Index, these are the 10 worst metropolitan areas with bad air quality, or air pollution. They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality?

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

AGreenLiving

national parks have polluted air According to the 2019 Fitness Index, these are the 10 worst metropolitan areas with bad air quality, or air pollution. They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality?

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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. Air pollution can cause heart and lung disease, which makes coronavirus more deadly. May 21, 2020.

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

Envirotec Magazine

The air and noise pollution data alongside traffic information obtained from roadside detection sensors will be used to better understand the relative contribution of traffic to overall pollution and to identify distribution of localised environmental pollution hotspots.

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Planned UK spaceports could add significantly to emissions of climate-warming gases

Envirotec Magazine

Black carbon and similar pollutants are also the leading environmental cause of premature deaths, being key components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). air pollution each year. Crucial research needs to be carried out to see what the impact of space launches really is – especially given the accelerated growth of the space sector and that the magnitude of ozone depletion is relatively unknown.

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

AGreenLiving

Coal-fired power plants, vehicle-clogged highways and fossil-fuel spewing factories have contributed to the growing European air pollution dilemma. 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. Interestingly, air pollution is also the main driver of climate change.

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

AGreenLiving

In particular, 10 harmful environmental issues — including allergenic pollen, extreme weather , harmful algal blooms, heat waves, hurricanes, infectious diseases from ticks and mosquitoes, ozone smog pollution, river flooding and wildfires — merit public health attention. Cutting greenhouse gas pollution and expanding clean energy , while also investing in preparedness and climate adaptation, is the prescription for a safer, healthier future.”

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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. Indoors, these chemicals cause toxic chemical reactions that create other air pollutants and damage the central nervous system and lungs of humans.

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Con Edison Contracts Its Biggest Battery to Date in New York City

GreenTechMedia

Grid reliability is also the core use case for Con Edison’s 2 MW battery at Ozone Park in Queens and for a 1 MW demonstration project with Shell/GI Energy in Staten Island.

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Ice rink alternatives and their environmental impact

AGreenLiving

Unfortunately, contemporary ice-making and maintenance technologies consume large amounts of energy and produce refrigerant gases that cause pollution , making them environmentally harmful. CFCs and HCFCs are synthetic gases attributed to ozone layer destruction. From there, they could find their way into waterways and oceans , polluting the environment. Traditional ice rinks have noise, energy waste and pollution costs.

Risk, doubt, and the burden of proof in the climate debate

GreenBiz

These deniers accept that humanity’s pollution has disrupted a fundamental, complex and awesomely powerful planetary system with a history of violent shifts, yet they express complete confidence that the global changes we are inadvertently unleashing will be harmless, even beneficial. More often, it is implicitly built into the conversation, as it was in so many other public debates, like those over leaded gas, ozone and tobacco.

Smog Isn’t Gone. Why Solving Climate Change Is About More Than Carbon Dioxide

GreenTechMedia

Levels of smog and other short-lived climate pollutants (remember HFCs?) 
 The good news: There’s a long track record of international cooperation to get these harmful pollutants in check. Short-lived climate pollutants include black carbon or soot, methane, hydrofluorocarbons and tropospheric ozone, or what we think of as city smog. In addition to heating up the atmosphere, they dirty our air, make people sick and affect the ozone layer.


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

Envirotec Magazine

In recent years, the effects of vehicular air pollution on human health have become better understood, and received greater political and media attention. The YESAIR range of portable indoor air quality instruments from Alphasense. Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc.

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

Green Business Bureau

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. In commercial cleaning, when looking to transition towards a sustainable business model, start with replacing the hazardous cleaning chemicals used by your employees with alternative eco-friendly commercial cleaning products.

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Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise

Envirotec Magazine

Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. IIASA contributed N2O emission inventory data from the Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model, including those from industrial processes needed for data alignment. “We

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Managing NOx gas emissions from combustion

Envirotec Magazine

Pollution can only be managed effectively if it is monitored effectively. 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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Top 10 Economic Benefits of Converting to Solar Energy

Sunrun

But ground-level ozone and other pollutants from cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries and chemical plants can kill. Pollution is so bad in some parts of the world that people are instructed to stay indoors. The Environmental Defense Fund states that pollution is responsible for the deaths of 6.4 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.

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Geoengineering’s gender problem could put the planet at risk

Grist

Studies on industrial and water contamination , air pollution , and other environmental concerns have since backed it up. The problem is that while the benefits of solar geoengineering are potentially large (slowing global warming), so are the potential consequences , such as the possible disruption of the monsoon season in Asia and the depletion of the ozone layer. This story was originally published by WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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Let's pass a Green Recovery Act

Business Green

Air pollution kills 40,000 in the UK each year. This means, when businesses buy fossil fuel motors, they are polluting and losing money. This means that British pensioners (as well as being most vulnerable to air pollution) are becoming poorer every day that we don't divest completely. 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.