Questions tagged [pm2.5]

PM2.5 is one size classification of airborne particulate matter, but has become a popular catch phrase for any small-sized particulate matter relevant both to atmospheric heating/cooling (as a greenhouse "gas") due to their high thermal emissivity and sunlight absorption, and as a pollutant with health consequences. Other particle sizes can use this tag as well, including PM10, PM1, PM0.1

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Which particles are classified as PM2.5? How exactly is this defined?

Question When discussing "PM2.5", is there any standardized understanding of which particles are or are not included? Is it everything that's 2.5 microns and smaller? Or Everything between 2.5 and 0....