My term of office as President of National Association for Clean Air is drawing to an end. During this period, one turn to look back and ponder whether during my term of office were there any significant challenges and failures the association was faced with. Yes! The resignation of the administrator, Miss Flo Duncan during the first quarter of this year after serving the organisation with exceptional diligent, dedication and dignity, left us as doubtful 'starters' for the year ahead of us.
Managers with the responsibility of implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management system, compliant with ISO 14001, are required to set objectives and targets for improving environmental performance. When it comes to air quality objectives, it is not unusual for managers to experience difficulties in establishing objectives that have both meaning for the organisation, and broadbased support within the management team.
In May 1997, the USA Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) promulgated final rules that require oil and coalburning electric power plants to report chemical releases under the national Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), established by Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986.
Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) accounts for the deaths of millions of children each year (1). In 1999, experts in the study of IAP convened in Washington D. C. to discuss, amongst other things, ways to prevent or reduce childhood exposure to IAP.
Over the past decades, scientists around the world have gathered evidence showing that atmospheric change is taking place on a global scale. While the problems related to stratospheric ozone depletion are now widely accepted as being established fact, the debate on whether global climate change is real or not.