“Air quality has a strong social impact everywhere and also influences productive activities”.
Olfactory pollution is considered a form of environmental pollution, irrespective if there is, or is not, a potential health impact on the resident population.
Accidental or systematic losses of unpleasant smelling substances are often of great concern for the authorities, due to the pressure from the public.
Odor complaints may lead the authorities to take appropriate corrective actions or even shut down facilities in some cases.
Therefore, the assessment of the release of volatile chemical compounds or specific gaseous chemicals that alter air quality must be objectively monitored and documented.