Air Pollution

AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter (PM)carbon monoxide (CO)ozone (O3)nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases, which can be fatal (WHO).

Here you can get more information about Ambient (outdoor) air quality and health and Household (Indoor) Air Pollution Watch the video: State of the Earth Air (by National Geographic)

Ambient pollutants – Poluentes atmosféricos

 Outdoor air pollutants concentration in Macao / Concentração dos poluentes atmosféricos em Macau (REAL TIME)via SMG.

AIR POLLUTION INFORMATION AROUND THE WORLD

WHO / OMS
Air pollution information: Pollutants Guideline / Informação sobre a poluição atmosférica: directrizes sobre os poluentes

English: http://www.who.int/topics/air_pollution/en
Chinese: http://www.who.int/topics/air_pollution/zh
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Macao Air Quality / Qualidade do Ar em Macau (SMG)
Pollutant concentrations in the air in the last 24 hours / Concentração dos poluentes atmosféricos nas últimas 24 horas

English: http://www.smg.gov.mo/smg/e_index.htm
Chinese: http://www.smg.gov.mo/smg/c_index.htm
Portuguese: http://www.smg.gov.mo/smg/p_index.htm
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PRD, AQI
Real-time Pearl River Delta Air Quality Information / Informação da Qualidade do Ar no Deltas do Rio da Pérola em tempo real
http://113.108.142.147:20047
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WAQI
Real-time world Air Quality Index (AQI)  / Índice de Qualidade do Ar (IQA) no mundo e em tempo real
www.waqi.inf
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EPA. USNAAQS
EPA: US Environmental Protection Agency / Agência de Proteção Ambiental dos EUA
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
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EU – Air Quality   Standards
The European Union policy on air quality / Política da Qualidade do Ar da Comissão Europeia
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/quality/standards.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/quality/index.htm
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China – Air Quality Standards
Ambient Air Quality Standards in China / Standards da Qualidade do ar na China
China’s current air quality standards include two classes of limit values. Class 1 standards apply to special regions such as national parks. Class 2 standards apply to all other areas, including urban and industrial areas. Earlier versions of the standard included a third class – special industrial areas – but this class was eliminated in the 2012 standard.
Air Pollution Control Policies in China: A Retrospective and Prospects, 2016
Ambient Air Quality Standards in China, 1984
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China

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