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Air pollutant emissions in Europe

Category
air quality
Keywords
emissions, air pollution, pollutant
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Published
2022-10-29
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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The graphs show the emission trends of the individual air pollutants over the period 1990-2019. The values are expressed relative to the amount in 2000, thus showing the proportion of the amount in a given year compared to the amount in 2000, which always corresponds to 100%.

Emissions are assessed as the sum of total emissions in the EU28. The graph on the left explains the sub-sections of each mini-graph and also represents the average share calculated from all pollutants assessed. The largest decrease was observed for lead, in contrast, copper emissions remained almost constant.