Saturday, August 20, 2022

Pollution linked to high blood pressure in children, says study

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world seems to find that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults

Air pollution may affect elderly male cognition

Led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the study is among the first to explore short-term air pollution exposures and the use of NSAIDs to mitigate their effects

Lockdown impacts: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, is believed to have had an effect on pollution...

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images

Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots...

Protecting sensitive buildings from the effects of climate change

Instrumentation firm Vaisala writes The Sigrid Jusélius mausoleum was built in 1901-03 and is a significant cultural site in Finland. With sandstone walls and interiors...

Roads and digital innovation: White paper presents highlights from local authority project leads

A seemingly ground-breaking government-funded initiative to accelerate innovation in the roads sector has published its latest white paper, looking at the role of digital...

Changes to last-mile delivery in London could reduce traffic volume by 13% and reduce...

· Study analyses potential impact of micro-fulfilment centres in London and other major cities · Centres can play significant role in lowering traffic congestion and...

Air pollution risks health of all, especially drivers, says TfL report

The Mayor of London has today published a report on the impact of coronavirus on London bus drivers. Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell...

Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution...

Explosive new QC legal opinion suggests estate agents, property websites, surveyors and conveyancers are now legally obliged to inform prospective buyers and...

Prevention: A profitable mindset when it comes to gas leaks

Gas leaks are a risk in many industries, and when they occur, they can be incredibly hazardous and costly. Preventing them and responding quickly...

Curved barrier shields pedestrians

The team has used airflow modelling techniques to study the effects of unique roadside structures to deflect particulates away from pedestrians

Real-time collection of particle data

German instruments firm GRIMM has released the EDM265, which provides real-time monitoring of particle number and particle size in addition to information on particle surface distribution and dust mass distribution

Measuring multiple particle sizes

Instrumentation firm TSI recently introduced an air quality monitor equipped for simultaneous measurement of PM1, PM2.5, PM4 and PM10 particulate matter, in addition to temperature and relative humidity

Solar tech sniffs out chemical agents

In a colourful solution to a dangerous problem, Australian scientists are adapting a component from cutting-edge solar cells to design a rapid, light-based detection system for deadly toxins

Monitoring solvent emissions

VOCs are released from industrial activities that utilise organic chemicals such as solvents, as well as from engines and incinerators that burn organic materials and fuels. Both types of application present similar monitoring requirements.

Group calls for London’s Engine Off initiative to be adopted by the rest of...

Traffic and transportation research firm TRL is calling for local authorities to replicate a new evidence-based Idling Action London initiative - presented at the...

New report aims to advance safety for waste collection vehicle crews during the pandemic

Report by University College London supports the importance of ventilation and cleaning A new report from UCL, commissioned by resource recovery firm Veolia, presents...

Traffic data prompt air quality concerns as lockdown lifts

• Call for cities to commit to Clean Air Zones to protect the public • Traffic across major cities in January 2021 at 83% of...

Pollution sensing is prêt a porter

The notion of a sensitive, wearable gas sensor - equipped to perform environmental and human health monitoring - has been a technological grail for...

California city protects bus drivers from COVID-19 by installing air cleaning technology

City of Turlock installs air cleaning devices in entire bus fleet The city of Turlock will become the first in California to...