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  • 1. Particulate MatterBy: Maria R. and Rakesh D.
  • 2. Pictures of Particulate Matter
  • 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. 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. 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. What is PM 10• PM 10 particles are small enough to be inhaled and accumulate in the respiratory system.
  • 7. What is PM 2.5• PM 2.5 particles are small enough to pass from our lungs to our bloodstream.
  • 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.