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  • 2017
  • Dec. 12, 2017--Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . (eurekalert.org)
  • nitrogen
  • Each hour, several hundred thousand liters of this polluted outside air pass through the vehicle's ventilation system into the interior, bringing with them particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and other harmful gases that pose a threat to the health of the vehicle occupants. (mann-hummel.com)
  • lungs
  • Particulate matter can reduce lung functioning and can cause or aggravate respiratory conditions, and increase the long term risk of lung cancer or other lung disease such as emphysema, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic lungs. (fcgov.com)
  • Sensors
  • Researchers in Germany have developed the world's smallest micropump, an advance that could be incorporated into sensors to help detect particulate matter that is injurious to health. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • Area
  • Once the state submits a request to designate an area as "nonattainment" for Particulate Matter (PM), the EPA has 18 months to approve the request. (alaska.gov)