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Figure Cadmium in mosses, early 1990s
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Figure Emission trends of selected heavy metals (EEA member countries - indexed 1990 = 100)
Emission trends 1990-2008 for cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb).
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Figure Emissions by sector of selected heavy metals - 2008 (EEA member countries)
The contribution made by different sectors to emissions of cadmium - Cd; mercury - Hg; and lead - Pb.
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Figure Heavy metals in mussels (Mytilus edulis), median concentration 1996-2002
a: Lead (Pb)
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Daviz Visualization Change in mercury emissions
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Publication Air quality in Europe — 2011 report
The annual report 'Air quality in Europe' summarises the most recent evaluation of Europe’s air quality status. It is mainly based on air quality measurement data that have been made available officially by 32 EEA member countries as well as 6 EEA cooperating countries. The report includes maps and analyses of air quality status over the calendar year 2009. It also analyses air quality trends over the past years. The evaluation of the status and trends of air quality is based on ambient air measurements, in conjunction with reported anthropogenic emissions. The report summarizes the main effects of different air pollutants on human health, the environment and the climate. An overview of policies and measures at European level is also given for each pollutant. This report reviews progress towards meeting the requirements of the two air quality directives in force as well as the air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report is produced in support of European and national policy development and implementation in the field of air quality. It also supports air quality management and informs the general public on the current status and trends of air quality in Europe.
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Highlight Ozone and particulates most serious air quality problems in Europe
Air quality in Europe has improved between 1990 and 2009, as emissions of most pollutants have fallen, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). But there is still a lot of room for improvement, as many EU countries are expected to exceed the emissions ceilings in 2010 for at least one pollutant. In addition, concentration levels of ground-level ozone and particulate matter have remained stable over recent years despite efforts to improve air quality.
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Figure Decoupling of heavy metals emission in water from gross value added in metal industry in Europe between 2004 and 2009
The chart displays changes in emission of heavy metals from metal industry in water (expressed in kg of heavy metals equivalents) and in production of metal industry (expressed as the gross value added GVA, in millions Euro) in Europe between 2004 and 2009. See Methodology section for more details.
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Figure Anthropogenic emissions of heavy metals in the EMEP region
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Figure Stored total amount of high level waste (in tonnes heavy metals)
The figure shows the amount of high level nuclear waste continues to accumulate.
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