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Air Quality

Environmental Policy and Regulation

  1. Jim Swithenbank1,
  2. Vida N. Sharifi1,
  3. Karen N. Finney2,
  4. Y. R. Goh2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vaa013.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Swithenbank, J., Sharifi, V. N., Finney, K. N. and Goh, Y. R. 2013. Air Quality . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Both indoor and outdoor air quality can affect health. The World Health Organisation guidance provides relevant information and measurements are required to assess the local environment. A large number of parameters should be monitored by appropriate instrumentation and sources of significant pollutants can then be investigated. Pollutants such as submicron particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs are now receiving particular attention.


  • pollutants;
  • emissions;
  • air quality;
  • pollutant monitoring;
  • air sampling