Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people.
Fine particulate matter air pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries in 2014. That is an 8 percent decrease compared to the previous year as suggested by the data that was submitted by the national authorities and then analyzed by the EEA. Continue reading Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths in EU per year!
All you ever wanted to know about Particulate Matter (PM) but were too afraid to ask.
PM stands for Particulate Matter.
This is the term for particles found in the air including dust, dirt, soot, and smoke. These particles can be suspended in the air for long periods of time.
Particulate Matter comes in a wide range of sizes, measured in micrometers or ‘microns’. Like inches, meters, and miles, a micron is a unit of measurement for distance, a very small distance. There are 1000 microns in one millimeter and about the same width of a hair on your head. Continue reading What Does PM Stand For?