Over the years 1996 - 2002 the total population for which exposure estimates are made, increases from 50 to 110 million people due to an increasing number of monitoring station reporting under the Exchange of Information Decision
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Data prior to 1996 with a coverage of less than 50 million people are not representative for the European situation. Year-to-year variations in exposure classes are partly caused by the changes in spatial coverage.
When the time comes to change your car battery, recycle your old one.
Check with your local authorities for their advice as they might recommend that you take it to a special disposal site, or to a garage which collects them for recycling and proper disposal.
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