Living in an environment with poor air quality is a great hazard to human health. Many air pollutants are irritating gases that can irritate the eyes, nose
, throat, and skin causing symptoms such as tearing, coughing, and sneezing. Living in polluted air for a long period of time can also cause decreased respiratory function and increased respiratory symptoms.
Some common diseases caused by viruses and bacteria, such as influenza, measles and tuberculosis, are transmitted through the air. Air pollution monitoring includes PM2.5/10 and other inhalable fine particles, TSP total suspended particulates, formaldehyde, NO, SO2, temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction, CO2, noise, and ultraviolet radiation.