Cleaner air for China
As China experiences dangerously high levels of particulate matter and other toxins in the air, negative health effects on residents are a top concern. Ozone, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate dust particles are harmful substances when inhaled. Particulate matter that is very small, smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter, is referred to as PM2.5 and it can enter deep into the lungs causing cancer and other lung disease. Measuring the pollutants in the air is a critical step toward cleaner air. The most reliable and accurate technology for measuring PM 2.5 are tapered element oscillating microbalances (TEOM) and beta attenuation technologies.
- How TEOM technology measures particulates
- US EPA collaboration with Chinese government
- Particulate Analyzers