Particulate matter

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Particulate matter

  1. 1. Particulate MatterBy: Maria R. and Rakesh D.
  2. 2. Pictures of Particulate Matter
  3. 3. What is Particulate Matter• Particulate Matter- are things floating around in the air they are a kind of air pollution.• Particulate Matter- refers to tiny discrete solid or aerosol particles in the air.
  4. 4. What can Particulate Matter cause• Particulate Matter can cause health problems including premature death, decreased lung function that can be experienced as shortness of breath.
  5. 5. Where does Particulate Matter comes from• Particulate Matter comes from many sources generally any activity which involves burning of materials or any dust generating activities are sources of PM.
  6. 6. What is PM 10• PM 10 particles are small enough to be inhaled and accumulate in the respiratory system.
  7. 7. What is PM 2.5• PM 2.5 particles are small enough to pass from our lungs to our bloodstream.
  8. 8. Health Effects• There’s an average of 8200 deaths per day.• About 2.8 million of these deaths results from indoor air pollutant typically from heart attacks, respiratory diseases, and lung cancer.

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