Air Quality Monitoring Air Quality Monitoring <div class="ExternalClass39AD8B6427D84871826C6F7FB0FFA51C"><p>‚ÄčIn cooperation with Tsawwassen First Nation (a member of Metro Vancouver) and Port Metro Vancouver, MAMU will be located on Tsawwassen lands during April and May, and again in July and August to measure several air contaminants continuously, including fine and inhalable particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10). At a second Tsawwassen First Nation location, PM10 levels will be continuously monitored by Westshore Terminals. Health experts have identified exposure to particulate matter as being associated with impacts to human respiratory and cardiovascular systems. </p><p>The results from these monitoring activities will be compared to established air quality objectives and standards, as well as to the nearest permanent air quality monitoring station operated by Metro Vancouver, which is located at Pebble Hill Park in Tsawwassen.</p><p>The monitoring study will also include collection of dustfall samples, coordinated by Port Metro Vancouver, at the two monitoring locations on Tsawwassen lands, and at the Pebble Hill Park monitoring station. These samples will be analyzed for coal dust in a laboratory.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue09-airquality.jpg2015-05-26T07:00:00ZGP0|#43c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958;L0|#043c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958|Issue 9;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass788543EE54E54A8E992D51E78888EAD7"><p>‚ÄčTo address air quality concerns raised by the Tsawwassen First Nation related to the Deltaport Terminal and rail and transportation activities in the Roberts Bank area, Metro Vancouver's mobile air monitoring unit (MAMU) was moved to the Tsawwassen territory to begin a four-month monitoring program on April 1.</p> </div>