Percentage of urban population resident in areas where pollutant concentrations are higher than selected limit/target values, 1997-2009 (EU-27)
- A limit value for PM10 of 50 microgram/m3 (24 hour average, i.e. daily), not to be exceeded more than 35 times a calendar year and to be met by 2005.
- An annual mean limit value for nitrogen dioxide of 40 microgram NO2/m3 and to be met by 2010.
- A target value for ozone of 120 microgram O3/m3 as daily maximum of 8 hour mean, not to be exceeded more than 25 days per calendar year, averaged over three years and to be achieved where possible by 2010.
- A limit value for sulphur dioxide of 125 microgram SO2/m3 as a daily average, not to be exceeded more than three times a calendar year and to be met by 2005.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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