Clean Air for Blue SkiesSeptember 7, 2020
Clean air is fundamental to our health and to the wellbeing of our natural environment. The presence of contaminants in the air can significantly affect our welfare. In fact, prolonged exposure to air pollution increases a person’s chances of developing health problems such as respiratory illnesses and heart disease. Contaminants in the air also have a detrimental effect on natural resources, including water and soil, as well as on plant and animal life.
In an effort to raise public awareness and promote solutions that improve air quality around the world, the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is celebrated on September 7, 2020. This observance was decided by the United Nations General Assembly held in January this year.
Learn more about air quality and pollution:
Ebooks from our library collections:
- Fundamentals of Air Pollution (by Daniel A. Vallero)
- Protecting Clean Air : Preventing Pollution (by Sarah J. Simon)
- Particulate Matter: Environmental Monitoring & Mitigation (by Xavier Querol et al.)
Web resources about air quality and pollution:
- Air Pollution and Your Health by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Air Quality by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Introduction to Indoor Air Quality guide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Air Pollution: Current and Future Challenges by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)