The dust generated may be contaminated with heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or asbestos. Other non-dust air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may also be emitted, for example, during contaminated sites remediation works. These emissions could affect the health and amenity of the surrounding communities. It is therefore important that management measures for dust and other air pollutants are put in place to avoid emissions or reduce the levels in the ambient air to acceptable levels. Various dust control measures can be implemented.

Category: Dust Monitoring