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Summary: Ambient air quality trends based on concentration measurements in 2015 of particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, black smoke, heavy metals, ozone, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and benzene.
Air Quality in Ireland 2015
Air monitoring data from 31 stations in the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network was assessed against legislative limit and target values for the protection of human health and vegetation. Air monitoring data was also compared to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline values (EEA estimated reference level used for PAH). Report highlights include:
monitoring sites in Ireland in 2015
Ozone at 7 monitoring sites
Particulate Matter PM10 at 16 monitoring sites (24hr WHO guideline)
Particulate Matter PM2.5 at 8 monitoring sites (24hr WHO guideline)
Particulate Matter PM2.5 at 1 monitoring site (annual WHO guideline)
PAH at 4 monitoring sites
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