particulate matter


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a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)

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Fine particulate matter is made up of microscopic specks and liquid droplets formed from vehicle exhaust, soot from diesel combustion and wood-burning fireplaces, and chemicals from industrial smokestacks.
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA established air quality standards for six criteria air pollutants (ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and lead) and is directed to review the standards every five years.
Fine particulate matter creates haze on the horizon and is a year-round problem in Southern California.
Animal models for the effect of age on susceptibility to inhaled particulate matter.
These statements include assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events, particularly the statements concerning the expected reduction of mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions following the emission control projects, its ability to provide significant benefits to Illinois including its ability to provide both reliable, affordable electricity and quality jobs, its ability to balance the financial impact of the projects while ensuring the long-term viability of its Illinois assets, expectations that its operations will be among the cleanest and statements concerning the future installation of additional particulate and carbon injection controls.
Fine particulate matter is a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets that get into the air and, once inhaled, can negatively affect many aspects of a person's health.
Particulate matter is a mix of small particles and drops of liquid that are found in the air.
Key words: Construction site, Fine inert waste material, Suspended particulate matter, Physico-chemical characterization, Estimation, Statistical regression.
Overall, for patients with early-stage disease, the risk of death from any cause was 30% greater for exposure to nitrogen dioxide, 26% for larger particulate matter and 38% higher for exposure to smaller particulate matter, The Guardian reported.
Particulate matter can be of different size, composition, and origin, consisting of pollen, mold spores, house dust mites, bacteria, acids, viruses, dust particles, cement dust, fine clay particles containing heavy metals, fly ash, oil smoke, smog, tobacco smoke and soot.
Powdered Substances and Particulate Matter in Industry and Environmental; select papers
Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found fireworks produce air pollutants, including tiny particles found in the air known as particulate matter.
In its draft notification to amend the Environment Protection Rules 1986, the environment ministry has reduced the emission caps of the Particulate Matter from 150 to 100 mg per normal cubic metre for thermal power plants installed before December 31, 2003.
EPA has begun to develop a new Integrated Science Assessment for the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PM NAAQS), the first step in its five-year review process, according to a Dec.
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