• 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
  • Asbestos and carbon monoxide are two types of indoor air pollution. (writework.com)
  • 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)
  • Since then, the Clean Air Act has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to set national clean air standards - in this case, standards for carbon pollution from the nation's power plants. (nrdc.org)
  • It's bad enough that these nasty measures would block efforts to cut carbon pollution, but they are also a dangerous precedent - a virus that could do damage all across the Clean Air Act. (nrdc.org)
  • But we still have to curb the carbon pollution that drives dangerous climate change. (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)
  • harmful
  • Causing health problems like fatigue, persistent cough, irritated eyes, and frequent headaches, the carpet can release harmful substances into the air, and worsen your indoor air quality. (the10best.net)
  • The use of nuclear energy in place of other energy sources helps to keep the air clean, because there isn't any harmful output after a nuclear reaction. (writework.com)
  • 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)
  • The National Emissions Standards Act, officially known as the Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act (Pub.L. 89-272), is a 1965 amendment to the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • Motor vehicles contribute a great deal to air pollution, so to reduce the amount of emissions released, the EPA placed restrictions on fuel and engine production. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • With the new amendments in place, diesel emissions are estimated to be 68 percent lower than they would be without the regulation, and emissions of the smog-forming pollutant, nitrogen oxide, will be 25 percent lower. (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 Bus and Truck Rule is considered by the Air Resources Board and other organizations such as the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Environmental Defense Fund as a win-win for the State of California: reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, reducing fuel use, providing fuel and operating cost-savings for truck owners, and reducing smog-forming pollution, in addition to providing human health benefits. (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)
  • climate
  • This is the McConnell-Boehner Congress's most dangerous and brazen bid to carry out the big polluters' agenda to derail crucial action on climate change. (nrdc.org)
  • The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and six countries - Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States - on 16 February 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • The CCAC aims to catalyze rapid reductions in short-lived climate pollutants to protect human health, agriculture and the environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are agents that have relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere - a few days to a few decades - and a warming influence on climate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other short-lived climate pollutants include some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Short-lived climate pollutants are largely to blame. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fast actions on short-lived climate pollutants, such as the widespread adoption of advanced cookstoves and clean fuels, have the potential to prevent over 2 million of premature deaths each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rapidly reducing short-lived climate pollutants, for instance through the collection of landfill gas or the recovery of methane from coal mines, has the potential to avoid the annual loss of more than 30 million tons of crops. (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)
  • 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
  • Nuclear energy has perhaps the lowest impact on the environment--including air, land, water, and wildlife--of any energy source.This essay is about all you'll need to know about Nuclear Power. (writework.com)
  • 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)
  • China's State Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is responsible for measuring the level of air pollution in China. (wikipedia.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)
  • particulate matter
  • It is a primary component of particulate matter in air pollution that is the major environmental cause of premature death globally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Particulate matter is one of several "criteria" air pollutants classified as especially dangerous to public health and welfare under the Clean Air Act. (commondreams.org)
  • This regulation is the next step to help the Air Resources Board achieve their goal to reduce diesel particulate matter. (wikipedia.org)
  • The science which supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Air Resources Board's conclusions about the health impacts of diesel particulate matter are also disputed. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • When inhaled, air pollutants affect the respiratory tract and lungs, but may also travel through the bloodstream a ... ls may also contaminate food and water, and they harm plants and animals alike. (writework.com)
  • existing air-pollution
  • The EPA has violated the Clean Air Act and undermined public health by failing to determine whether areas in five western states are complying with existing air-pollution standards and by failing to ensure that states are implementing legally required plans to meet the standards. (commondreams.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)
  • smog
  • Air pollution Air quality index Atmospheric dispersion modeling Emission standard European emission standards Haze Pollutant Standards Index Smog Hsu, Angel. (wikipedia.org)
  • Retrieved April 30, 2011 The Huffington Post, "Tehran Air Pollution Keeps Iran's Capital Shut Down Amid 'Unbreathable' Smog", 12 December 2010 The Economist, "The smoggiest of all capitals", 1 January 2011, p. 40. (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 Clean Air Act requires EPA to set nationwide, health- and welfare-based standards for particulate pollution and sets mandatory deadlines for the agency to determine if states have met the standards. (commondreams.org)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a department specific to the Clean Air Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its purpose is to make sure the amount of air pollution emitted stays inside the standards set by the U.S. Each state is required to have a state implementation plan (SIPs) that clearly indicates how it will enforce the regulations of 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)
  • The decades of air pollution from the Exide Technologies facility has potentially contaminated the nearby communities of Boyle Heights, Maywood East Los Angeles, Commerce, Bell, and Huntington Park. (wikipedia.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)
  • Basic Air Pollution Facts Below are some random facts and info on environmental pollution. (pearltrees.com)
  • In addition to reducing air pollution, this regulation is thought to have helped broaden and strengthen the environmental movement in California. (wikipedia.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)
  • take
  • The best solution at getting rid of these pollutants is to exercise care with usage, or simply take the natural route and open windows to bring fresh air and use fans for circulation. (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)
  • come
  • In addition to smoke, radon gas, and molds, there is a large number of other pollutants that might come as a surprise. (the10best.net)