Total EU15 emissions of fine particulates have been reduced by 36% between 1990 and 2001. This is mainly due to reduction in emissions of the secondary particulate precursors SO2 and NOx, but also to reductions of primary PM10 from energy industries.
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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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