Exposure of population to exceedances of EU air quality standards
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 004
Policy issue: Meet EU air quality standards set for protection of human health
Urban air quality is improving, but urban populations are still exposed to pollution levels that pose health risks
Although implementation of the Auto-Oil measures is expected to result in significant improvements, the outlook for 2010 shows that some 70 % of the EU urban population will still be exposed to PM10 levels exceeding the limit values, some 20 % to NO2 exceedances, and some 15 % to benzene exceedances.
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Air Quality TERM 2001
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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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