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Understanding Particulate Air Pollution
Scientific research. Straight from the experts.
Air quality describes the degree to which the ambient air is polluted. This is assessed by measuring at least one – but often, several – types of pollution.
The quality of ambient air impacts every member of society, and measuring air quality has caught the interest of researchers and citizens alike for decades. As a result, plentiful evidence has been gathered showing the negative impacts of air pollution on public health and the cost those impacts have on society.
As technology has advanced, techniques for measuring particulate pollution have become increasingly sophisticated, providing information that was not available in years past. Data on airborne particles can be used to assess many things, such as:
Learn more about the importance of assessing air quality by reading the resources listed below.
Learn the basics about particulate air pollution and its importance around the globe...
Read Step 1
Discover how particulate air pollution is measured and how the research is used...
Read Step 2
View our ambient air monitoring measurement solutions,to learn more