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  • 2017
  • Based on data from 2016, the Environmental group Air Clean Taiwan claimed in 2017 that Kaohsiung's Zuoying District, Yunlin's Lunbei Township and Pingtung were amongst the worst affected city (districts) in the country, with Lunbei topping the list regarding high levels of PM2.5, often prompting the red and purple alerts issued by the EPA. (wikipedia.org)
  • pathways
  • Hay fever, asthma: In hay fever and asthma, inner lining in bronchioles become inflamed and create an excess amount of phlegm that can clog up air pathways. (wikipedia.org)
  • conditioners
  • The phrase "whole-house weatherization" extends the traditional definition of weatherization to include installation of modern, energy-saving heating and cooling equipment, or repair of old, inefficient equipment (furnaces, boilers, water heaters, programmable thermostats, air conditioners, and so on). (wikipedia.org)
  • primarily
  • Ironically, although we have sold ViraTech UV-400 air purifiers to companies in the sector, and continue to receive numerous inquiries, the sales have been primarily for the devices ability to remove smoke and odors, while also providing purified air for greenhouses. (advfn.com)
  • Exposure to outdoor air pollutants primarily leads to increased exacerbations, sometimes manifested as asthma clusters. (aappublications.org)
  • With regards to research conducted on PM2.5 particles in Taiwan, the National Taiwan University in March 2015 claimed that traffic is the major source of air pollutants in Taipei, while fine particles are produced primarily by thermal power plants in Central Taiwan. (wikipedia.org)
  • initiatives
  • HIGHLAND PARK, IL, Mar 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- UV Flu Technologies, Inc. UVFT -7.41% (otcqb:UVFT) (the "Company") announced today that Company is planning marketing initiatives for its line of FDA Cleared air purifier products. (advfn.com)
  • rapidly
  • manufacturer and distributor of biotechnology products to the rapidly growing $7 billion dollar Indoor Air Quality ("IAQ") industry . (advfn.com)
  • China has responded by measures such as rapidly building out the water infrastructure and increased regulation as well as exploring a number of further technological solutions. (wikipedia.org)
  • levels
  • As people enjoy the health benefits of smokefree air indoors, it is only natural to want to enjoy those same benefits in outdoor areas, especially those where people gather or work and have high levels of exposure. (no-smoke.org)
  • As of 2013, Beijing, which lies in a topographic bowl, has significant industry, and heats with coal, is subject to air inversions resulting in extremely high levels of pollution in winter months. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study from 2008 compared children and dogs raised in Mexico City (a location known for high pollution levels) with children and dogs raised in Polotitlán, Mexico (a city whose pollution levels meet the current US National Ambient Air Quality Standards). (wikipedia.org)
  • Brief bouts of physical activity have been shown to increase serum levels of BDNF, but this increase may be offset by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • High levels of pollution in urban areas can also increase the UHI, as many forms of pollution change the radiative properties of the atmosphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1966 New York City smog was an air-pollution event, with damaging levels of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, smoke, and haze. (wikipedia.org)
  • Risks
  • The company hopes this will help resolve issues with Indoor Air Quality Risks associated with the burgeoning markets for medical and legalized marijuana. (advfn.com)
  • cause
  • In dogs air pollution shows to cause damage to the CNS by altering the blood-brain barrier, causing neurons in the cerebral cortex to degenerate, destroying glial cells found in white matter, and by causing neurofibrillary tangles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Weatherization generally does not cause indoor air problems by adding new pollutants to the air. (wikipedia.org)
  • It said that Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. (wikipedia.org)
  • carbon
  • Analysis was based on each increment of 10µg/m³ in pollutant concentration, with the exception of carbon monoxide, for which an increase of 1mg/m³ was used. (empr.com)
  • The study went on to say that neither the extra costs of cycling the power plants "nor the increased carbon production are being taken into account in the government figures for wind power. (wind-watch.org)
  • In Texas, Bentek estimated that the cycling of power plants due to increased use of wind energy resulted in a slight savings of carbon dioxide (about 600 tons) in 2008 and a slight increase (of about 1,000 tons) in 2009. (wind-watch.org)
  • PM2.5
  • They found that when smokers were observed, at an average distance of 2.6 metres, there was an average 70% more fine particulates in the air (PM2.5 or less than 2.5mm in diameter) than when there were no smokers around. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Further more, in greater Taipei, the outdoor PM2.5 concentration in the air at ground-level up until the height of three-stories is around ten to twenty times higher than the concentration in the air at the height of four-story buildings and above. (wikipedia.org)
  • By November 2015, it was claimed that the EPA's PM2.5 Index indicated poor air qualities for almost one-third of Taiwan's cities for more than one hundred days that year, with Nantou topping the list at 147 such days. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • When is it timely or essential for air quality testing to be performed? (conferenz.co.nz)
  • Prompted by the smog, President Lyndon B. Johnson and members of Congress worked to pass federal legislation regulating air pollution in the United States, culminating in the 1967 Air Quality Act and the 1970 Clean Air Act. (wikipedia.org)
  • In March 2014, Taiwanese legislators and the Taiwan Healthy Air Action Alliance claimed, based on reports by the World Health Organization, that the air quality in Taiwan is generally the worst of all of the Four Asian Tigers, in particularly drawing attention to the annual mean PM10 level of Taiwan (54 micrograms per cubic meter). (wikipedia.org)
  • generally
  • The traffic-related pollutants were generally not associated with statistical significant IR%s. (bmj.com)
  • A description of the very first report of the UHI by Luke Howard in the late 1810s said that the urban center of London was warmer at night than the surrounding countryside by 3.7 °F (2.1 °C). Though the warmer air temperature within the UHI is generally most apparent at night, urban heat islands exhibit significant and somewhat paradoxical diurnal behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • children
  • Both pets and small children occupy the space 2 feet above floor level, where the air can be up to 10 times dirtier than that close to the ceiling. (advfn.com)
  • The first is that the proportion of children in whom asthma has been diagnosed is increasing. (aappublications.org)
  • The second component of the asthma problem is the increase in asthma attacks among children who already have asthma. (aappublications.org)
  • Whether children who live in poverty are more heavily exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollutants than are children who do not live in poverty is not known. (aappublications.org)
  • major
  • Even before the 1966 smog episode in New York City, it was known by scientists, city officials, and the general public that the city-and most major American cities-had serious air-pollution problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • studies
  • This project and future comparative studies will show how air pollutants affect topical scorching on plant leaf and stunted growth as measured on cytokinins. (wikipedia.org)
  • deaths
  • In Dallas, one study projects that by 2050 heat-related deaths during a typical summer could triple, from about 35 heat-related deaths per summer to over 100 (although increased air conditioning used during these periods may not have been accounted for). (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, measures such as installing storm windows, weather stripping, caulking, and blown-in wall insulation can reduce the amount of outdoor air infiltrating into a home. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, its share in energy production is increasing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sources
  • At the time of the 1966 smog and in the two decades prior, air pollution in New York City was caused by both stationary sources such as industrial coal-burning and mobile sources such as motor vehicles, and as such, combined the characteristics of both London smog and Los Angeles smog. (wikipedia.org)
  • warmer
  • The annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1.8-5.4 °F (1.0-3.0 °C) warmer than its surroundings. (wikipedia.org)
  • outdoor
  • Public demand and support for working on outdoor areas often increases once communities are smokefree indoors. (no-smoke.org)
  • In Santa Monica, CA, a Fresh Air Dining smokefree dining campaign encouraged restaurants to voluntarily make their outdoor dining areas smokefree and publicized those restaurants that make a smokefree commitment. (no-smoke.org)
  • Later, the city adopted a law to bring smokefree air to all outdoor dining areas of restaurants and bars. (no-smoke.org)
  • 16 - 19 Specific outdoor air pollutants linked to clusters of asthma are described in the following paragraphs. (aappublications.org)
  • water
  • Air passing through our patented kill chamber exits almost free of impurities, as well as odors, but the catalytic reaction also produces trace amounts of pure water vapor and CO2, elements known to promote plant growth. (advfn.com)
  • Don't forget to add water, air, and noise pollution as well as land pollution! (angelfire.com)
  • Or they could look for pollution on land, in water, or in the air. (angelfire.com)
  • weather
  • Seasonal weather conditions and concentration of air pollutants seem to influence RSV-related bronchiolitis epidemics. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Hotter, drier weather could increase wildfires and the susceptibility of pine forests to pine bark beetles and other pests, which would reduce forests and expand grasslands and arid shrublands. (wikipedia.org)