With the worsening of China’s PM 2.5 problems, there is an urgent need of effective governance against pollutant emission which must be achieved by improving the compulsory standard targeting specific industries. In China, 50% of the PM 2.5 particulates are directly released as emissions, while the other half is generated indirectly from the waste byproducts of various industries. These indirect precursor substances, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are usually transformed through sunlight and heat into, nitrates, sulfates and aerosols and are a hugely overlooked and under regulated factor in PM 2.5 formation. As the majority of VOCs are attributable to pesticide production, a national standard, the “Air Emission Standard for Pesticide Industry” is being developed, which could support the newly promulgated “National Standard of Ambient Air Quality”.
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