PM2.5 vs. PM10: The Difference in Particle Air Pollution

PM2.5 and PM10 are the two types of air pollution that the WHO estimates affect “more people than any other pollutant,” but they are different. Here’s how the two contrast. PM2.5 vs. PM10 The difference between PM10 and PM2.5 is size. But before we get to size, “PM” refers to particulate … Read more

What’s the Difference Between PM2.5 and PM10?

The difference between PM10 and PM2.5 is size. “PM” refers to particulate matter—particles in the air. Those particles are things like organic dust, airborne bacteria, construction dust, and coal particles from power plants (here’s what researchers in Shanghai found when they collected air pollution particles and found out what they were … Read more

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