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Figure Lead 2010 - Annual limit value for the protection of human health
In the air quality directive (2008/EC/50), the EU has set a limit value for lead (Pb) for the protection of human health: the Pb annual mean value may not exceed 0.5 milligrams per cubic metre (µg/m3) except in the immediate vicinity of specific, notified industrial sources where the Pb annual mean value may not exceed 1.0 milligram per cubic metre (µg/m3)
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Article C source code Linking science, policy and the public
The atmosphere, weather patterns and seasonal variations have long been an object of fascination and observation. In the 4th century B.C., Aristotle’s treatise Meteorology compiled the great philosopher’s observations not only on the weather patterns, but on earth sciences in general. Until the 17th century, air symbolised ‘nothingness’. It was assumed that air had no weight until Galileo Galilei scientifically proved that it has.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Articles
Figure Map of PM10 concentrations in WCE and SEE, 2003, showing the 36th highest daily values at urban background sites superimposed on rural concentrations. Maps constructed from measurements and model calculations (EEA-ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2005/2008)
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Figure Maximum number of PM10 daily limit value (50 µg/m3) exceedance in the 24 Italian urban areas occurred, 2006
# Data refer to background monitoring stations; * No data available.
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Figure Measurement methods used for PM10, PM2.5, O3, NO2, SO2 and CO
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Figure Modelling results for Vilnius: 2010 annual PM10 mean value
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Highlight More action needed to reduce transport's environmental impact
The transport sector is still generating excessive greenhouse gas emissions and harmful levels of air pollution and noise, according to the latest edition of the European Environment Agency's annual report on environment and transport.
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Highlight More effort needed to reduce summer ozone
Ground level ozone causes health problems, decreases crop yields and damages the environment. Ozone levels exceeding certain targets in Europe were less frequent in summer 2011 than in any year since monitoring started in 1997. However, the long-term objective was exceeded in all EU Member States and it is likely many of them will not meet the target value, applicable as of 2010.
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National and regional story National and regional story (Germany) - The way toward unifying environmental protection
SOER National and regional story from Germany
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Germany
Press Release New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources
New online maps published today by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre, allow citizens to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. The new set of 32 maps shows where certain pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are released. It complements existing data on emissions from individual industrial plants from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). The Europe-wide register aims to help Europeans actively engage in decisions affecting the environment.
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