Air Emissions and Air Quality

  • Plant fumes: noxious fumes from potential permanent or portable asphalt plants and cement batching plants
  • Dust:
    • aggregate dust from construction and extraction operations
    • clouds of dust blowing off the top of stockpiles and berms, settling inside and outside houses
      adverse effects of airborne dust, including quartz and silica particulates, on respiratory health (e.g. asthma, emphysema, silicosis)
  • Vehicular and Equipment Emissions: pollutant emissions from diesel trucks and equipment (e.g. nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds – VOCs, carbon monoxide, fine particulate matter)

Taken with permission from the Information Guide For Citizens produced by Gravel Watch Ontario