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Indoor Air Pollutants in Your Home

Some common indoor air pollutants include:  Cigarette smoke  Dust mites  Mold spores  Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  Carbon monoxide (CO)  Radon  How can I reduce indoor air pollution in my home? You can reduce indoor air pollution by taking some simple steps:  Do not smoke tobacco products inside your home. Keep your home clean and free […]

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Common Causes of Air Pollution

A list of common causes of air pollution is an exhaustive list.  As such, we have clustered each into large meta terms to help you understand the largest contributors of air pollution.    debris removal  drainage  earthmoving  excavation  flood control  frost control  garden and landscape management  irrigation  mineral extraction  pile driving  recycling  road construction  maintenance and […]

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Air Pollutants and Health Effects

There is a growing body of evidence that links air pollution to a range of health problems, including respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 7 million premature deaths each year are caused by air pollution, with around 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia. Air […]

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What are the Four Major Air Pollutants

The four major air pollutants are particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide.   Air pollutants and their sources and effects   There are many types of air pollutants, each with different sources and effects. The most common air pollutants are: Carbon monoxide: carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced […]

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What are the Worst Air Pollutants

The worst air pollutants are those that are the most harmful to human health. These include particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.   What are some common air pollutants   Some common air pollutants include: -Particulate matter (PM) -Ozone (O3) -Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) -Sulfur dioxide (SO2) -Carbon monoxide (CO) -Lead […]

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Key Air Pollutants

PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and O3 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) The NAAQS are standards for outdoor air quality set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The NAAQS are designed to protect public health and public welfare.  National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) NESHAP are standards for hazardous air pollutants set […]

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Air Pollution Unique Facts

A list of the top 8 most unique air pollution facts to consider include the following:  Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gasses in the air.  Carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides are the primary pollutants emitted by cars and trucks.  Particulate matter, or fine particles, are the most dangerous air […]

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Air Pollutants Understanding

Air pollution consists of chemicals or particles in the air that can harm the health of humans, animals, and plants.  It also damages buildings air pollution is often caused by emissions from cars, factories, and fire.  Understanding air pollution air pollution, which is an environmental pollutant, is any compound, physical or chemical, which modifies the […]

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Air Pollutants Units of Measurement

There are a number of ways to measure air pollution. The most common units of measurement are parts per million (ppm), micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3), and milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). PPM is a measure of how many particles of a pollutant are present in a million parts of air. Micrograms per cubic meter […]

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Air Pollutants Their Sources and Effects

Air pollution is a mixture of particles and gasses in the air. Some air pollutants are released directly from a specific source, such as automobiles or smokestacks, while others form in the atmosphere when other pollutants react.  The main sources of air pollution are:  Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas  Industrial processes […]

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