Month: January 2004
NSCA calls for rethink on air quality
Environmental protection organisation NSCA is calling for a fundamental rethink of the system of air quality management in the UK and Europe. Speaking at NSCA's annual meeting, the Environmental Review of the Year, held in December, Secretary General Richard Mills said: "The basis for air quality policy and legislation has undergone a major shift since the early nineties, when current measures were developed. There has been a step change in the understanding of the effects and behaviour of pollutants, and issues such as chronic personal exposure and the lack of effects thresholds have come to prominence. Air quality policy and regulation needs to reflect these changes and new approaches will need to be developed."
Wind tunnel tests are key to healthier towns
New tests involving a large wind tunnel could prove the key to improving air quality in our towns and cities. The tests are designed to improve understanding of how pollution and heat behave at street level so that more effective ventilation methods can be developed.
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