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Air Pollution and SARS Mortality

April 03, 2020
How Air Pollution May Affect SARS Mortality

Reviewing publicly available data, researchers assessed SARS morbidity and mortality in relation to air pollution through air pollution index (API). Through this data, researchers analyzed the relationship between air quality and SARS mortality rate. 

Ecologic analysis conducted among 5 regions with 100 or more SARS cases showed that case fatality rate increased with the increment of API (case fatality = - 0.063 + 0.001 * API).

How Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Dementia

April 03, 2020
Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Dementia

Recently published research in the journal JAMA of Neurology has found that long-term exposure to air pollution results in an increased risk of dementia. 

Following 364 individuals for 11 years, aged 74 and older, living in central Stockholm Sweden, the research suggests that dementia may become a major issue as more of the population moves to highly polluted areas,

ASIC Virtual Series coming to your livingroom!

April 03, 2020

While COVID-19 has everyone all over the world staying home to shelter in place, quarantine and avoid possibly contracting the virus or spreading the virus, the air quality has been improving with people driving less and some factories shutting down. However, with loosening regulations at the US EPA and around the world due to the stay at home orders, the ASIC Technical Program Committee wants to make sure people can still monitor the air quality in their region armed with the most up to date information and knowledge from our ASIC presenters. 

SCAQMD Public Meeting Consultation

April 02, 2020
April 8, 2019: SCAQMD Public Consultation Meeting

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is conducting a public consultation meeting regarding the impacts of the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Demonstration for the 2015 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Newly Updated EPA Air Sensor Toolbox

April 02, 2020
Newly Updated Air Sensor Toolbox

The newly updated Air Sensor Toolbox allows for easier navigation and more information regarding the EPA’s efforts regarding developing air sensors for measuring local air quality. This toolbox publishes the latest information regarding air sensors, specifically performance, operation, and use.

Using this toolbox, you can:

ASIC 2020 Postponed

March 12, 2020
A Note from the Conference Coordinator:

After very careful consideration amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Air Sensors International Conference.