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Particulate Matter Research and Management in Serbia
Clean air is a basic requirement for human health and well-being. According to , air pollution is the largest environmental health risk in Europe, with PM being responsible for majority of the adverse effects. The most commonly used metrics for PM is mass for different PM sizes by aerodynamic diameter: inhalable PM includes PM10 for particles equal or smaller than 10 μm, PM2.5 for those equal or smaller than 2.5 μm, and ultrafine particles for those smaller than 100 nm. The smaller the particles are, the deeper they penetrate deep into the lungs and even enter the cardiovascular system, increasing the risks to human health . New ways of characterizing PM, and new understanding of mechanisms of adverse health effects, are emerging.
Monitoring persistent organic chemicals in Antarctica in support of global chemical policy: a horizon scan of priority actions and challenges
Global production and emission of chemicals exceeds societal capacities for assessment and monitoring. This situation calls for improved chemical regulatory policy frameworks and increased support for expedited decision making within existing frameworks. The polar regions of the Earth represent unique sentinel areas for the study of global chemical behaviour, and data arising from these areas can strengthen existing policy frameworks. However, chemical pollution research and monitoring in the Antarctic is underdeveloped, with geopolitical complexities and the absence of legal recognition of international chemical policy serving to neutralise progress made in other global regions. This Personal View represents a horizon scan by the action group Input Pathways of Persistent Organic Pollutants to Antarctica, of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research. Four priority research and research facilitation gaps are outlined, with recommendations for Antarctica Treaty parties for strategic action against these priorities.