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Environmental Quality – Particulate Matter

What is Particulate Matter? Particulate Matter, also known as PM or Particle Pollution refers to extremly small solid particles and liquid droplets which are typically suspended in air. Particulate matter can be made up of a variety of compounds from soil or dust particles through to organic chemicals, metals and other compounds[1]. The size of the particulate matter can have a significant impact on its potential to cause health problems, and this is often how it is graded; PM10 refers […]

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