• Persistent Organic Po
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). (wikipedia.org)
  • The seventh meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-7) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) took place from 10-14 October 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The effect of POPs on human and environmental health was discussed, with intention to eliminate or severely restrict their production, by the international community at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001. (wikipedia.org)
  • The purpose statement of the agreement is "to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants. (wikipedia.org)
  • carbon
  • A budget amendment by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), and a bill by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), strike at the heart of the federal Clean Air Act by letting each state simply walk away from national clean air requirements, giving big carbon polluters free rein to foul the air. (nrdc.org)
  • If oil from tar sands or other dirty fuels are used to meet the Air Force goals, carbon emissions could increase by 5-10 million tons. (nrdc.org)
  • Legislation should not undermine existing Clean Air Act requirements for a full lifecycle accounting of the carbon emissions from producing and using biofuels - including market-driven impacts such as international deforestation. (nrdc.org)
  • In 2013, more than half of the carbon monoxide emitted into our atmosphere was from vehicle traffic and burning one gallon of gas will often emit over 20 pounds of carbon monoxide into the air. (wikipedia.org)
  • POPs
  • Compounds that make up POPs are also classed as PBTs (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic) or TOMPs (Toxic Organic Micro Pollutants). (wikipedia.org)
  • POPs enter the gas phase under certain environmental temperatures and volatize from soils, vegetation, and bodies of water into the atmosphere, resisting breakdown reactions in the air, to travel long distances before being re-deposited. (wikipedia.org)
  • emissions
  • If purchasing a new carpet, request a model that releases fewer VOC emissions and ask for it to be enrolled and aired-out for 72 hours before installation. (the10best.net)
  • In 1990, the Clean Air Act was changed to include a "nationwide approach" to lowering SO2 and NOx emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • This question of terminology has practical effects, for example as determining whether the U.S. Clean Air Act is deemed to regulate CO2 emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The California Statewide Truck and Bus Rule was initially adopted in December 2008 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and requires all heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to retrofit or replace engines in order to reduce diesel emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two years later, in September 2000, the Air Resources Board adopted the Risk Reduction Plan to Reduce Particulate Matter Emissions from Diesel-Fueled Engines and Vehicles which committed to establish retrofit requirements for in-use diesel vehicles to reduce diesel particulate matter 75 percent by 2010 and 85 percent by 2020. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Air Resources Board estimates that the reduction in diesel emissions is expected to save 9,400 lives within the 11 year time frame and reduce health care costs, with an estimated savings between US$48 billion and $69 billion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The conclusions being made to protect human health are considered "exaggerated" and not supported by other research in the field, there are also claims that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Air Resources Board did not correctly calculate all the necessary cancer risks in order to properly regulate diesel emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The residents of two neighborhoods in Boyle Heights and Maywood were notified in August 2015 that they could have their soil tested for lead after being identified by the South Coast Air Quality Management District as the communities most likely to have been contaminated by the lead emissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • toxic air
  • Diesel exhaust particulate matter (PM) was identified as a toxic air contaminant by the Air Resources Board in 1998 after study results showed its potential to cause cancer, premature death, and other health problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • compounds
  • They exert their negative effects on the environment through two processes, long range transport, which allows them to travel far from their source, and bioaccumulation, which reconcentrates these chemical compounds to potentially dangerous levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • indoor
  • Studies show that the indoor air might be as polluted as the air that we breathe outside. (the10best.net)
  • Furthermore, pesticides, insecticides, and air fresheners can make indoor air much more polluted and life-threatening. (the10best.net)
  • Masking the indoor smell by coating the nasal passages with an oil film, air fresheners are commonly used for the pleasant scent they emit. (the10best.net)
  • Use pure, organic essential oils or try growing air-purifying houseplants to filter toxins from the indoor air. (the10best.net)
  • Many household cleaners are highly effective at ridding the home of dirt, while others can greatly pollute the indoor air. (the10best.net)
  • humans
  • Each type is potentially dangerous to humans' health, can cause haze and problems in the environment, and can cause damage to people's properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • An air pollutant is a substance in the air that can have adverse effects on humans and the ecosystem. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a dangerous chemical to humans and can cause damages to the liver if exposed to a large amount of it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Concentrations in the air high enough to be flammable are intolerable to humans due to the irritating nature of the vapor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Environment
  • The Clean Air Act works to protect the environment and public health, but only if it's effectively enforced. (commondreams.org)
  • In a perfect world, this kind of lawsuit wouldn't be necessary, but when EPA fails to protect the environment and human health from these dangerous pollutants, citizens and the courts absolutely have to step in. (commondreams.org)
  • It creates a smog type formation in the air that has been linked to many lung diseases and disruptions to the natural environment and animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • This created a dangerous work environment for the workers at the facility. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • A major cause of the conditions is due to pollutants in the air released by heavy industry (manufacturing plants, refineries, coal-fired power plants). (wikipedia.org)
  • dust
  • In 2013, community activists have fought to have the mounds removed, since the dust can damage the health of residents, and succeeded in having a city ordinance passed banning open-air storage of petcoke in 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clean Air
  • So they passed the 1970 Clean Air Act with huge bipartisan majorities, to protect all Americans, wherever they live, and President Nixon signed it into law. (nrdc.org)
  • The Portman and Whitfield bills would destroy the national guarantee that makes the Clean Air Act work. (nrdc.org)
  • Whitfield should remember that the Clean Air Act already provides for "staying" implementation during lawsuits - but not for frivolous reasons. (nrdc.org)
  • The Clean Air Act is an enormous success story. (nrdc.org)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a department specific to the Clean Air Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • potentially
  • With the new amendments added, Senator Pavley's weak fracking bill has gone over the edge and become dangerous," said Zack Malitz, campaign manager for CREDO Action, "If this bill passes as amended, it will allow the fracking industry to shoot holes in CEQA, potentially exempting fracking from our state's most important environmental law. (indybay.org)
  • environmental
  • The bill, the only remaining bill in the California legislature addressing hydraulic fracturing, was amended on the Assembly floor on Friday in ways that 'undermine existing environmental law and leave Californians unprotected from fracking and other dangerous and extreme fossil fuel extraction techniques,' according to a statement from Californians Against Fracking. (indybay.org)
  • especially
  • The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person, but when confined in a small area these pollutants can be quite problematic, especially to children. (the10best.net)
  • diesel
  • In 2007 the Air Resources Board then adopted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) which requires heavy-duty in-use diesel trucks operating in the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley to be retrofitted to meet model year 2007 emission levels by 2014 and 2017, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • million
  • The U.S. Air Force has goals to procure about 400 million gallons of synthetic jet fuel by 2016. (nrdc.org)
  • small
  • The association has alerted the Air Resources Board that many small businesses will close down if they can't afford to comply with the regulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • In mainland China the API was replaced by an updated Air Quality Index in early 2012 and on 30 December 2013 Hong Kong moved to a health based index. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was replaced by the Air Quality Health Index on the 30th December 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • lead
  • Consequently, if not properly handled and disposed, these carcinogenic and toxic pollutants may lead to irritation of eyes, nose and throat, respiratory, circulatory and reproductive system damage, and skin burns. (the10best.net)
  • The Exide lead contamination, in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, came from a battery recycling plant that emitted lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants over decades that contaminated as many as 10,000 homes in half a dozen working-class, Latino communities near the plant. (wikipedia.org)