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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

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In these economically stretched times I am continuing to provide financial support, through the Local Air Quality Management grant scheme, to assist district councils to monitor and improve air quality in their areas.
In honor of Air Quality Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) asks Pennsylvanians to renew their commitment to protecting air quality and learning how air quality can impact public health and the environment.
The product segments included in this report are indoor air quality monitors and outdoor air quality monitors.
The pilot programme under the agreement includes the deployment of multiple innovative air quality monitoring stations capable of detecting various pollutants and dust particles in the air.
The University of British Columbia offers an online, self-paced course about outdoor air quality and its impact on health, as well as an overview of the Air Quality Health Index.
For instance, pharmacies are more likely to run out of inhalers when pollution levels rise, and better air quality predictions might alert them to stock up in advance.
Even though the preheat fumehood needs some redesign to be more efficient and the melt operators now have the additional task of removing the furnace fumehoods every week, the personnel acknowledge that the improvement in air quality is worth the extra work.
With that as a backdrop, I have to say that many prospective buyers of commercial and industrial properties are leaving money on the negotiating table by not requesting a surveillance and analysis of the indoor air quality and a study of whether any contaminants are present at the property.
It is believed that the allergens and irritants that contribute to asthma and other illnesses can be reduced in schools with an effective air quality program.
Your building's indoor air quality (IAQ) or building air quality (BAQ) can trigger two significant types of health problems: sick building syndrome (SBS) and building-related illnesses.

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