What are Particles?
There are several terms of particulates, but they are a microscopic particle of solid or liquid suspended in the air. When fuels are burned, several atmosphere pollutants are produced. There are natural sources of particles as well as those emitted from our activities.
What are the signs of Particles?
- Natural sources e.g., windblown dust, sand, sea salt
- Vehicle exhausts
- Industry, bonfires
- From building and quarrying
Are particles a problem?
Particulates can affect your health, they can cause eye irritation, nose and throat. They also can affect the visibility of the atmosphere and can cause nuisance especially from construction sites, quarries and cement works.