particulate matter

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particulate matter

[pär′tik·yə·lət ‚mad·ər]
(physics)
matter in the form of small liquid or solid particles.
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Besides that, children living near to industrial area might have a reduction of lung function impairment due to exposure of PM10 and VOCs.
Here are the 10 most polluted cities in the world (Iranian cities capitalized) with their rankings first and the PM10 measure in microns per cubic meter following their names: 1082 AHVAZ 372 1081 Ulan Bator 279 1080 SANANDAJ 254 1079 Ludhiana (India) 251 1079 Quetta 251 1077 KERMANSHAH 229 1076 Peshawar 219 1075 Gaborone (Africa) 216 1074 YASUJ 215
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends maximum levels for fine particulate matter (PM10 ) at 50 micrograms per cubic metre on average over a 24 hour period.
The LCP station recorded a PM concentration of 99 ug/m3 for PM10 and 98 ug/m3 for PM2.5.
Heat maps commissioned by the council show high levels of PM10 in Croxteth, Walton and Kirkdale.
Fine particulates can be a matter of more serious health concern than PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometers).
The WHO's latest report contains a database of the latest measurements of pollutant particles PM10 and PM2.5 in more than 4,300 cities and towns in 108 countries.
A study led by the University of Birmingham looked at the effects of short-term variations in air pollution, and found evidence suggesting an association between SIDS and exposure to larger particulate matter (airborne pollutants) called PM10, as well as nitrous dioxide (NO2).
The total breaks down to 17 PM10 advisories, two PM10 warnings and 23 PM2.5 advisories.