Thursday, May 26, 2022

Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

Air quality specialsit EarthSense released live ambient air pollution alerting capabilities to its MyAir® web application on 25 May, "enabling prompt action against thresholds...

Sponsored Content: Ten years of innovation and leadership

AQ Mesh has been commercially available since 2012 and the firm says it the most proven and relied-upon small sensor system on the market.

Spore circumspection

A new study led by Imperial College London appears to find that drug-resistant mould is spreading from the environment and infecting susceptible people's lungs.

PM risk for autoimmunity

Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue and inflammatory bowel diseases, finds research published online in the open access journal RMD Open.

Smart, affordable monitor

Instrument firm Oizom has launched an industrial-grade, single-parameter air quality monitor - AQBot - capable of measuring a range of gases in addition to particulate matter.

Tiny traps for toxic gases

Seemingly at the leading edge of innovation in the field of air pollution and climate change mitigation are efforts to develop materials that can detect and trap pollutant gases. In some cases, captured molecules might also be stored and reused.

Tropical megacities enter new phase of declining air

A new study appears to reveal rapid degradation in air quality in megacities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East - as well as...

Thousands of tonnes of microfibre air pollution could be reduced by changing laundry drying...

A new study appears to reveal that tumble drying a load of laundry releases almost the same amount of potentially harmful microfibres into the...

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research led by...

Manchester to review options and evidence for new Clean Air Plan

The Greater Manchester Air Quality Administration Committee says it will begin the process of reviewing the evidence and options for a new Clean Air...

Strengthen red route pollution monitoring to save lives, says London air report

The London Assembly Environment Committee launched ‘Clean Air for all Londoners’ - a report on air pollution in the capital - on 23 March....

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March....

We need stricter MOT tests to eliminate air pollution, says campaign group

The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ) - a social enterprise - believes it is making progress with its efforts to lobby parliament,...

Polluting vehicles predominate in car insurance enquiries, says survey

Despite the increasing popularity of greener vehicles, more than one in three (36%) cars in the UK fall into the worst two categories for...

NO2 peak recorded during COP26

The levels of air pollution in Glasgow rose by nearly a third during the climate summit, according to data released by sensor firm Aeternum.

A decade of ammonia in Africa

A new NASA-led study is the first to document changing atmospheric ammonia (NH3) concentrations in Africa over an extended period. Ammonia is an air pollutant which can lead to heart and lung-related illness. When present in excess in an ecosystem, it can make soil more acidic and hinder plant growth.

AQMesh pods measure volcanic emissions

Five AQMesh air quality monitoring pods are currently installed around Keflavic airport in Iceland to monitor gases produced by the nearby volcano at Fagradalsfjall, including hydrogen sulphide (H2S), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

PM2.5: Some parts more dangerous than others

Ammonium is one of the specific components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) that has been linked to a higher risk of death compared to other chemicals found in it, according to a new study.

Unhappy boomerang: PFAS pollution in ocean comes back to land

Many of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that end up in the ocean boomerang back to shore after they are re-emitted into air...

New stove emissions regulation sets a minimum standard

From 1st January 2022, a new regulation will impose Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 describes the...