Particle pollution poses a widespread health threat to people and the environment as a main component of air pollution. Particulates can include acids, organic chemicals, metal, soil or dust, and can originate from manufacturing, combustion, agriculture and construction. Extremely small particles and liquid droplets can pass through the throat and nose and enter the lungs, causing serious health effects.
1. Particle distribution (size, composition, etc.)
2. Emission to air (wind speed, mixing height, etc.)
3. Exposure (population, density, particle size, etc.)
4. Mortality (damage to human health)
What Can I Do On My Project?
• Set tight goals for electricity use.
Particulates are released when coal is burned, so each kilowatt hour saved represents an improvement in air quality.