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Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM) at high altitude cities.
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PMID:  23202983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM) at high altitude urban areas in different countries, must consider the pressure and temperature due to the effect that these parameters have on the breath volume. This paper shows the importance to correct Air Quality Standards for PM considering pressure and temperature at different altitudes. Specific factors were suggested to convert the information concerning PM, from local to standard conditions, and adjust the Air Quality Standards for different high altitudes cities. The correction factors ranged from: 1.03 for Santiago de Chile to 1.47 for El Alto Bolivia. Other cities in this study include: Mexico City, México; La Paz, Bolivia; Bogota, Cali and Medellin, Colombia; Quito, Ecuador and Cuzco, Peru. If these corrections are not considered, the atmospheric concentrations will be underestimated.
Authors:
H Bravo Alvarez; R Sosa Echeverria; P Sanchez Alvarez; S Krupa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  173C     ISSN:  1873-6424     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  255-256     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, México D.F. 04510, Mexico. Electronic address: hbravo@unam.mx.
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