Schlagwortarchiv für: urban air quality

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Die verschiedenen Standorte zur Überwachung der Luftqualität in Städten

In der Richtlinie 2008/50/EG wird die Anforderung an Messstellen zur Messung der Luftqualität eingeführt und die zentrale Frage untersucht, wann Luftschadstoffe gemessen werden sollten. In der Richtlinie werden außerdem verschiedene Arten…
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Everything to know about nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a chemical compound part of a group of highly reactive gases known as oxides of nitrogen or nitrogen oxides (NOx). It is a common air pollutant recognized by many standard air quality guidelines, including the World…
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How much does air pollution cost society?

Air pollution is Earth’s greatest environmental health threat, killing approximately 7 million worldwide every year. According to the WHO, 9 out of 10 people breathe air that exceeds their guidelines, with developing countries experiencing…
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Air pollution history: The Great Smog of London

The Great London Smog of 1952 (also just called the Great Smog) was an environmental disaster of unprecedented severity as a result of critical air pollution. Its impact ultimately served as a turning point in enacting the first air quality…
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Where does smog get its colour from?

We all know that the reddish-brown haze that hangs over our cities signals poor air pollution from smog. But where and why does this phenomenon occur? Read on to find out. What is smog? Smog is a type of air pollution that reduces visibility.…
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What are urban heat islands?

An urban heat island is a phenomenon that occurs in metropolitan areas that can negatively affect air and water quality for city dwellers. But what is it, exactly? And how can it be dealt with? Read on to find out. What is an urban heat island? An…
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The impact of air pollution on mental health

When talking about the negative effects of air pollution, a lot of focus is placed on the physical diseases that occur from pollutant exposure. But did you know that air pollution affects mental health as well? Read on to find out more. Research…
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What is temperature inversion, and how does it exacerbate smog?

While most people are familiar with the fact that smog is caused by severe air pollution, few know that the weather can also be at fault thanks to a phenomenon called “temperature inversion”. Read on to find out more.  What is smog? To…
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5 more things you can do to improve air quality in your city (and live more sustainably)

Air pollution is an environmental issue that affects everyone. Here are five more actions you can take to help clear the air where you live, and live more sustainably in general. You can find the first part here. Get a home energy audit A…
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5 steps to make your city smarter with air quality data

Urban air pollution directly affects populations living in and around urban areas. Worldwide, 1.3 million people die every year from outdoor air pollution in urban areas. The benefits of managing this issue are endless: healthier citizens, a…
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UPDATED: The link between COVID-19 mortality and air pollution

Back in May, Breeze Technologies published an article outlining the preliminary findings linking higher COVID-19 mortality and air pollution. In this article we highlighted the limitations of the then-current research, as correlation does not…