particulate matter

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particulate matter

n. Abbr. PM
Material suspended in the air in the form of minute solid particles or liquid droplets, especially when considered as an atmospheric pollutant.
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Noun1.particulate matter - a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
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Back in September, the department had reported PM10 readings of 4601 [eth]-g/m3 in Limassol and 3422 [eth]-g/m3 in Zygi, among others.
The Trois-Rivieres Mill will continue to produce newsprint on PM10 until two months before the end of the conversion project.
For SO2 only one Member State is in infringement, while for PM10 we have court cases against 16 Member States.
Therefore, in this study, we have been attempt to examine the process of pollutants of PM10 and CO in Tehran by using of data of stations of weather quality control.
The Hunter region in New South Wales is the next biggest contributor to declining air quality with 53,000 tonnes of PM10 toxins emitted in 2012-13 in the Singleton area alone, 96 percent of this came directly from coal mining.
The World Health Organisation considers PM10 to be a "measure of the complex mix of particles, dust and gases that result from fuel combustion in vehicles and power generators.
It also examined individual susceptibility to cardiovascular events during high PM10 levels.
PM stands for particular matter, meaning the amount of solid and liquid particles found in the air, and PM10, measured in parts per million or ppm, refers to the big particles that are between 2.
In Ahvaz, the average level of PM10 is estimated at a "hazardous" 372.
We estimated that higher ambient levels of the traffic-associated pollutants, PM10 and NO2, were followed by a transiently increased risk of myocardial infarction up to six hours later," the authors write.
Adverse health effects associated with exposure to PM10 and [PM.