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Air polluters face consequences for violations

-Individuals, entities, and organizations will be arraigned for their air pollution-

By G.Uchral

The National Committee for Reducing Air Pollution has been implementing policies to reduce air pollution. The committee is focusing on the implementation of the Law on Air Pollution and is delivering information, advice and warnings about air pollution and its dangers to individuals, organizations, and businesses.
According to Dr. Delgerzul Lodoisamba, a local air pollution expert, a 2009 survey noted serious concerns about air pollution levels. Pollution is associated with heart disease, and exposure to sulfur dioxide increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Common components of air pollution are known as particulate matter (PM), which is often made up of black carbon, sulfur, and silicon.
PM can be divided into two types. PM less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM 2.5) is known as “fine” particles. Particles larger than 2.5 micrometers, but less than 10 micrometers, are known as “coarse” particles (PM10). To give this real-life context, PM smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter are less than one-hundredth of the width of a human hair. The size of air pollution particles is directly linked to their potential for causing serious health problems. PM 2.5 particles pose a more significant danger to human health as they are able to travel deep into the lungs, and further into the bloodstream, thereby evading the body’s natural defenses.

As the main ingredient in coal, black carbon is a major contributor to PM 2.5. Black carbon is associated with a range of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, including asthma, heart attacks, strokes and a range of cancers. Individuals, organizations, and businesses who are named as sources of air pollution will now be held responsible for providing residents with a safer environment with fewer health risks.

According to articles 9.1.1 and 26.1 of the Law on Air Pollution, and articles 5.2 and 10.9.8 of the Law on State Monitoring and Examination, some efficient projects are being carried out, including delivering notices, demands, advice and information to 2,000 sources of air pollution in order to enforce the laws and regulations on air pollution.
Organizations and entities using stoves that do not meet air quality safety standards will be fined. The committee stated that it is going to implement many levels of work to intensify the monitoring of air polluting entities. Those who fail to meet air pollution safety standards will be charged with fines equivalent to nine times the minimum wage, as stated in the Law on State Monitoring and Examination and the Law on Air Pollution. The fine must be paid, or operations will be terminated until the violation is fixed.

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