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Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Articles
Policy Document C source code Commission Regulation 1881/2006/EC of 19 December 2006
Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuff.
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
SOER Message Soil — key message 5
Industrialisation and poor management have left thousands of contaminated sites throughout Europe, resulting in human health impacts and environmental problems including groundwater contamination. While some countries have made significant progress, the identification and remediation of contaminated sites in many countries is patchy, with limited progress over the past five years.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Soil — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Figure Overview of contaminants affecting soil and groundwater in Europe
The graph shows an overview of main contaminants affecting soil
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Figure Main contaminants at industrial and commercial sites affecting soil in Europe as % of total
Countries included: Italy, Czech Rep
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Figure Concentrations of hazardous substances in fish from the north-east Atlantic and Baltic regions
It should be noted that the lack of consistent or reliable data from the marine conventions or EEA counties inhibits adequate assessment of concentrations and trends of hazardous substances in European marine water
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Figure C source code Concentrations of selected metals and organic contaminants in mussels in the north-east Atlantic Ocean (A), Mediterranean Sea (B) and herring (muscle) for the Baltic Sea (C).
It should be noted that the lack of consistent or reliable data from the marine conventions or EEA counties inhibits adequate assessment of concentrations and trends of hazardous substances in European marine water
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Figure Soil contamination by heavy metals
Concentration of Pb in topsoils (0-25cm)
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Figure Detailed analysis of industrial and commercial activities causing soil contamination by country
The graph shows a breakdown of the industrial and commercial activities causing soil contamination as % of the number of sites for each branch of activity
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Figure Overview of progress in management of soil contamination in WCE and some SEE countries
SOER2010-title: Contamited sites in Europe, 2006. The graphs shows the status of identification and clean‑up of contaminated sites in Europe as reported to the European Environment Agency through the Eionet priority data flows on contaminated sites. While trends vary across Europe, it is clear that the remediation of contaminated sites is still a significant undertaking.
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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