Air pollution at street level in European cities


http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/technical_report_2006_1/at_download/file

“Air pollution at street level in European cities”
European Environment Agency, Copenhagen , 2005 (52 pages)

Executive Summary:
“Traffic-related air pollution is still one of the most pressing problems in urban areas. Evidence of the adverse health effects of fine particulate matter is continuously emerging and it is alarming that most of the traffic-related emissions are in the fine particulates range (< PM2.5). Human exposure to increased pollutant concentrations in densely populated urban areas is high. The improvement of air quality is therefore imperative. Air quality limit values, which are aimed at protecting public health, are frequently exceeded especially in streets and other urban hotspots.”

” It aims to determine which local emission reductions are needed in streets in order to reach certain air quality thresholds.”

Comment-this report has a focus on the largely unmeasured hot spots which exist in many downtown urban areas

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