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Emission of ozone precursors

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2003

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Air pollution Air pollution (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Pressure


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Policy issue:  Are we reaching emission targets for substances which create ground-level ozone?


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Total ozone precursor emissions have been reduced in most Member States. For EU15 emissions have been reduced by 30% between 1990 and 2001. The decrease between 2000 and 2001 was 1.6%. Road transport is the dominant source of ozone precursors and contributes to 39% of total emissions in 2001. Other sources, including commercial and domestic combustion and use of solvents in paint, glue and printing also contributed significantly in 2001.


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