Pollution Glossary


Particulate matter, especially very fine particles (smaller than 10 microns known as PM10), is thought to have a very large impact on human health and is one of the major problems facing environmental professionals. PM10 particles and even smaller fractions (PM2.5) can reach deep into our lungs and can cause severe respiratory problems as well as possibly contributing to many other conditions and diseases.

Barometric pressure | Benzene (C6H6) | Carbon Monoxide (CO) | Nitrogen Oxides NOx | Ozone (O3) | Relative humidity | Solar radiation | Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) | Toluene | Xylene