Comments on: How Do You Check Your Local Air Quality? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Matildo Maratas http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16243 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 03:22:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16243 are the gases that present in the atmospher will be detected too?

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By: bharat http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16242 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:07:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16242 i have really never checked this lol.and how can we check it.but for sure my area is very polluted.
bharat

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By: Bob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16241 Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:42:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16241 Keep your window open and you will know immediately if air quality is damaged by any local or regional sources of pollution. I keep mine open 24 hours except for the hottest days and coldest nights.

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By: Richard http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16240 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 19:03:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16240 I don’t! :(

Watch Saw 6

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16239 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:15:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16239 If you saw the sci-fi film “Total Recall” in which humans established a colony on planet Mars, everyone had to pay for the air they breathed because it had to be produced artificially since Mars has almost no atmosphere at all. But if our growing population keeps on polluting the Earth it could happen here: bottled air on sale at the underground WalMart !

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By: Georgia http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16238 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:23:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16238 This is a great idea that I hadn’t thought about before. We are regularly provided updates on the state of our tap water quality, but because air is much different (for one, it is not provided by a company!) information is much less readily available. It would be nice to someday have the data available through regular news/media outlets.

I try to take little steps to maintain the integrity of indoor air quality, such as not using candles, incense, or air fresheners and by keeping lots of plants.

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By: Ray http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16237 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:24:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16237 If you want to do your own check on your local air quality it is possible. After initial failure to get our local air regulators to test our polluted neighborhood air, we in Oakland set up our own air monitor(in this instance one called MiniVol) to find out what we were breathing. We were aided by a nonprofit called Global Community Monitor. It’s not that expensive and not that difficult, but it helps to get a little advice. With some scientifically valid results you can often achieve attention of regulators, policy makers and media otherwise unavailable.

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By: Patrice Quintero, Colorado Springs Utilities http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16236 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:54:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16236 At Colorado Springs Utilities, we have a number of measures that help understand how impact on air quality in Colorado Springs and our region. There are two that stand out. For decades, we have worked with the State of Colorado to measure the affects of population growth, energy production and increased transportation on air quality in the Pikes Peak. Our procedures and equipment are approved by the EPA. We consistently meet or exceed air quality standards and regulations, and the Pikes Peak region is in attainment with NAAQS. The second is that we became a founding member of The Climate Registry, a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry. Through the Registry, we voluntarily inventory, verify and publicly report our greenhouse gas releases. This allows for accurate, consistent and transparent measurement of emissions across North America. The first report will be available in 2010.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16235 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:02:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16235 Keep your window open and you will know immediately if air quality is damaged by any local or regional sources of pollution. I keep mine open 24 hours except for the hottest days and coldest nights.
Once in awhile a chemical factory vents at the night and I must close it, but other than that I enjoy fresh air, which is especially important when you’re sleeping and your brain is refreshing itself. People who habitually sleep with their windows shut tend to suffer from attention deficit disorder, dislexia, etc. Brain cells need oxygen 24 hours a day all year throughout your life, but in modern polluting times we can no longer assume its there.

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By: sara http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/how-do-you-check-your-local-air-quality/#comment-16234 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 05:26:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1218#comment-16234 The latest check on air quality started earlier this year. It showed that air quality continued to be good across most of the City outside the Air Quality Management Areas. Further, the Council is recommending an up to date thorough investigation of PM10 in Sinfin, for the Victory Road PM10 Air Quality Management Area, to see if it can be revoked. We are currently seeking peoples’ views on this latest check on air quality.

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