Sources of Airborne Particulate Matter

Sources from Natural Processes

  • Dust and soil
  • Sea salt
  • Forest fire smoke
  • Pollen, spores, mold
  • Livestock

Sources from Human Activities

  • Automobiles
  • Buses
  • Boats
  • Trucks
  • Airplanes
  • Construction Equipment
  • Lawn mowers, snow blowers
  • Heating furnaces
  • Factories
  • Incinerators
  • Power plants
  • Mining
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Cooking smoke
Updated Tuesday, 21-May-2013 10:11:39 CDT