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Occupational Health and Air Pollution
Occupational Health and Air Pollution

Air pollution is one of the critical environmental problems in the world, causing the premature death of 7 million people. In addition, exposure to outdoor and indoor pollutants causes various health problems (WHO, 2021). Unfortunately, exposure to a...

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Standardization efforts on low-cost air pollution sensors
Standardization efforts on low-cost air pollution sensors

Air pollution, a global problem, damages human health and the environment. Prolonged and high levels of exposure to these air pollutants cause a wide range of adverse health effects, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, cancer, prematur...

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Measurable Impact on Air Pollution Mitigation Strategies
Measurable Impact on Air Pollution Mitigation Strategies

Air pollution is responsible for the degradation of ecosystems, increased health problems, and millions of premature deaths globally each year. According to WHO data, almost all (99%) of the global population breathes air that exceeds WHO guidelines ...

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Turkey’s Key Strategy for Green Economy Transformation: Carbon Tax
Turkey’s Key Strategy for Green Economy Transformation: Carbon Tax

Climate change is one of the most fundamental problems of our age that concerns all humankind. Mainly it is caused by the increase in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in cities and the deterioration of the natural balance. Industrialization, one o...

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WHO Update on Air Quality Guidelines After 16 Years
WHO Update on Air Quality Guidelines After 16 Years

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it renewed its air quality directive published in 2005 at a press conference held on 22 September 2021. WHO mentioned that during this 16-year period, more evidence has emerged to show that air pollu...

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Industrial Air Pollution Management in Turkey
Industrial Air Pollution Management in Turkey

Environmental problems are global problems. Almost every person living on earth has the potential to be affected by the adverse environmental effects of other human activities, independent of their ecological footprint. Air pollution is one of the cr...

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Indicator of Increasing Air Pollution in Istanbul: SMOG
Indicator of Increasing Air Pollution in Istanbul: SMOG

Air pollution in Istanbul is becoming more and more dangerous day by day. Smog was influential in the city on 4–8 November, which is an essential indicator of this pollution. The weather event that was perceived as fog in those days was smog, which...

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The Impact of the Oil and Gas Industry on Air Pollution
The Impact of the Oil and Gas Industry on Air Pollution

More than 95% of the world population does not live in a healthy environment by current standards of WHO (2005, WHO air quality directive). Although various environmental activities (volcanoes, fire, Etc.) release different pollutants into the atmosp...

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Air Quality Management in Cities
Air Quality Management in Cities

Today, air pollution is considered one of the most critical environmental problems cities face. With increasing population pressure, the air quality has deteriorated in many cities. Air pollution levels in cities pose a significant threat to human he...

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Urban Heat Island Effect
Urban Heat Island Effect

Heat islands are urbanized areas exposed to higher temperatures than the outer regions. Structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure absorb and re-radiate more of the sun’s heat than natural landscapes such as forests and bodies of...

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