30 Sep '17, 9pm

The Effects of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) on Your Body - The Green Optimistic

Particulate matter, or PM, is an air pollutant that consists of both solid, as well as liquid parts, suspended in air. It is usually composed of sulfates, nitrates, ammonium, elemental carbon, calcium, various metals, particle-bound water, and more, however, the exact elements usually change from one area to another. The substance is described through several indicators that refer to the size of the particles. In the case of PM2.5 , the particles have a diameter of 2.5 µm. More and more researchers have recently started paying attention to the link between respiratory disease and air pollution, in light of the incredibly high levels of smog that have been recorded in China. While the whole world is worried by the how cities such as Beijing have degraded due to pollution, the most drastic measures are being taken by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)....

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