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Air Quality

Air pollution has a negative impact on society as it affects health, the environment and tourism. Given the limited capacity to assess, monitor and manage air quality in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, the ICENS; as the Jamaican representative to the Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARCAL); is participating in an IAEA Regional Project - ARCAL CLIV: “Assessing

Atmospheric Aerosol Components in Urban Areas to Improve Air Pollution and Climate Change Management”. The project is a part of a Regional Cooperation Agreement for the promotion of nuclear science and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, a technical cooperation programme of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The ICENS received a Tisch® Environmental TE-6070BL high volume ambient PM10 air sampler with PM2.5 inlet and a Sven

Leckel GMBH low volume PM2.5 air sampler. The project aims to monitor and assess urban air quality in Jamaica as well as enhance capacity using Nuclear Analytical Techniques in assessing the impact of fine particulate matter on health.

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