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  1. Air Pollution Sophie Punte Executive Director A presentation for school children

  2. What is air pollution? NOx Nitrogen oxides CO Carbon monoxide SO2 Sulfur dioxide VOCs Volatile organic compounds O3 Ozone Pb Lead PM Particulate matter Air toxics http://media.canada.com/b17a5268-e809-4db2-a84b-06fc4c00d03e/m1x00198_9.jpg

  3. Where does air pollution come from? Industry Power plants Construction Volcanoes Forest fires Vehicles Cooking Open burning

  4. Where does air pollution go? What does a scientist do? www.pittrxman.com/chinasea_sea_2004296.jpg

  5. Dust traveling from China to US (1998) What does a scientist do? Manila http://capita.wustl.edu/asia-fareast/

  6. Dust traveling from China to US (1998)

  7. How does air pollution affect you? http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/general/images/airpollution.png

  8. How does air pollution affect you? • Sore eyes • Snotty nose • Coughing • Hard to breathe

  9. How does air pollution affect you? Particulate matter or dust

  10. Who suffers most from air pollution? What does a scientist do? Young children Sporting people Elderly People working outside www.ec.gc.ca/

  11. What other problems does air pollution cause? What does a scientist do? Corrosion of buildings Food production Health costs Tourism

  12. How is air pollution measured? What does a scientist do? http://www.environmental-expert.com/files/19861/images/recordum26.jpg http://www.ssp-europe.com/chroma_1j.jpg http://www.lisburncity.gov.uk/filestore/images/IMG_0465.JPG http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/images/mobileairu.jpg

  13. How is air pollution measured? http://www.knmi.nl/goa

  14. How do we know if the air is polluted? What does a scientist do? Air Pollution Index: Translates pollution levels (ozone, particulates, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide) into a code you and I can understand

  15. What can we do? Protect yourself What does a scientist do? Wear a mask Use an air filter at home Keep windows closed at night

  16. What can we do? Reduce air pollution Vehicle emission testing and repair Use cleaner fuels Drive a smaller car Cycle to work Walk to work Take public transport

  17. What can we do? Role of government What does a scientist do? Make cities green Make new laws Promote cleaner fuels and vehicles Give fines to smoke belchers Make bikeways, walkways, and public transport -- not only roads

  18. What about Manila?

  19. Fine dust in Manila 2003 Dispersion Model www.observatory.ph/uaq.php

  20. Air Pollution in Manila

  21. Manila on a very bad air day

  22. But air pollution is reducing Source: CAI-Asia, 2008 Aggregated Annual Ambient AQ Trends, mg/m3 (1993 to 2007)

  23. Manila on a good air day

  24. Thank you! Photo: Lee Schipper

  25. www.cleanairinitiative.org Sophie Punte, Executive Director Sophie.punte@cai-asia.org Unit 3504-5 Robinsons-Equitable Tower ADB Avenue, Pasig City Metro Manila 1605 Philippines