Chicago Experienced Record-Breaking Pollution This Summer, According to Camfil Air Quality Professionals
Air quality professionals from air filtration manufacturer and engineering company Camfil explain the causes and impacts of Chicago’s poor air quality this summer.
Riverdale, Oct. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago, IL — Chicago hit a ten-year high for air pollution this summer, with thirteen Air Quality Action Days issued before the end of July. For a day in late June, Chicago’s air quality was the worst in the world, signaling potential poor health outcomes for residents of the city.
In a new resource, air quality professionals from air filtration manufacturer and engineering company Camfil explain the causes and impacts of Chicago’s poor air quality this summer.
“Unusually high temperatures in Chicago this summer facilitated the formation of ground-level ozone out of other chemicals in the air that are common outputs of cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries, chemical plants, and other pollution sources,” says Camfil’s Manager of Marketing and Technical Materials, Mark Davidson, “In addition to smoke and haze from this year’s Canadian wildfires, pollution in Chicago was exceptionally high.”
The resource covers the following topics:
· What factors affected Chicago’s air quality this summer?
· Why are Air Pollution Action Days issued in Chicago?
· What are the health impacts of high pollution levels?
· When should Chicago residents be concerned about air quality?
· How can Chicago residents prevent air pollution health effects on Air Pollution Action Days?
Read the full resource on Chicago’s summer air pollution in 2023 here.
*About Camfil Clean Air Solutions *
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 35+ countries, and about 5,600 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil USA can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.us/
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