Heavy Metal Levels at Bodkin Roundabout

The Environmental Protection Agency manages the National Ambient Air Quality Network.

Four heavy metals are measured as part of the PM10 sampling. Particulate filters are digested and analysed in the lab. For more information on all these substances check out our 'what we monitor' page.

The latest available results for Heavy Metals are:

Averaging Period: 1 May 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

Nickel

Average Concentration: 0.89 ng m-3
This is below the lower assessment threshold of 10.0 ng m-3

Arsenic

Average Concentration: 0.83 ng m-3
This is below the lower assessment threshold of 2.4 ng m-3

Cadmium

Average Concentration: 0.45 ng m-3
This is below the lower assessment threshold of 2.0 ng m-3

Lead

Average Concentration: 0.002 ug m-3
This is below the lower assessment threshold of 0.25 ug m-3