The contribution made by each sector to the total change in emissions of selected persistent organic pollutants (POPs) between 1990 and 2010: HCB - hexachlorobenzene, HCH - hexachlorocyclohexane, PCBs - polychlorinated biphenyls; dioxins & furans; and PAHs - polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
EEA aggregated and gap-filled air emission dataset, based on 2012 officially reported national total and sectoral emissions to UNECE LRTAP Convention.
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On very hot days use public transport rather than your car.
Car exhaust emissions react with sunlight and heat to cause polluting gases such as tropospheric ozone. This is the main ingredient of poor air quality and photo-chemical smog, which can cause breathing difficulties. To find out the level of ozone pollution across Europe, go to EEA's Live Ozone Map.
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