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The direct economic impact of improving air quality

Air pollution not only affects human health, but also the economy. Effective clean air actions sanctioned by governments have been found to improve individual health and productivity, thus providing clear economic benefits. How air pollution…
History of air quality measurement
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The history of air quality measurement and legislation

Air quality has long been a historical issue, reaching back as far as the Roman times. It is only after a series of serious smog incidents that authorities finally took action, starting first with the curbing of emissions.

Air pollution trends across the seasons

While air pollution is an issue all year round, different seasons see an increase in certain pollutants due to various factors such as temperature, climate, and human activities. Read on to find out more. Spring Ammonia (NH3) concentrations…
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The link between air pollution and climate change

There is a clear connection between poor air quality and climate change. Air pollutants and greenhouse gases are often emitted at the same time, and many air pollutants have direct or indirect climate effects. By reducing air pollution, we preserve…

The link between COVID-19 mortality and air pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is responsible for 7 million deaths per year. While poor air quality has been linked to various health issues such as heart disease and respiratory infections, recent studies have…
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How we calculate our air quality index and why we need it

When it comes to measuring air pollution, raw data is hard to understand. This is why air quality indexes are created. An air quality index (AQI) translates numerical data into a descriptive rating scale and makes it easier for citizens of…
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Major air pollutants, their impact and sources

When talking about air quality, we commonly mean the levels of different pollutants in our air. Major air pollutants include carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM),…
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Luftqualität in Hamburg während des Corona-Kontaktverbotes

Geschlossene Geschäfte, Versammlungsverbot, Home Office - aufgrund der aktuellen Corona-Krise sind deutlich weniger Menschen unterwegs als noch vor ein oder zwei Wochen. Dass sich die reduzierte individuelle Mobilität auch auf die Luftqualität…

Luftqualität an Silvester - die Auswirkungen von Feuerwerk auf die Luftqualität in Städten

"Welchen Einfluss hat Feuerwerk auf die Luftqualität in meiner Stadt? Wieviel Luftverschmutzung erzeugt Feuerwerk?" Solche Fragen erreichen uns häufig - ganz besonders an und um Silvester. Feuerwerk verursacht tatsächlich einen kurzfristig…

Was ist eigentlich "Luftqualität"? Und warum ist sie so wichtig?

Erfahren Sie mehr über die Bedeutung der Luftqualität, die geltenden Gesetze und Vorschriften und wie wir die Luftqualität überwachen und verbessern können, um eine gesündere und lebenswertere Umwelt zu schaffen. Was…