Cadmium in particulate matter

Schornsteine vor blauem Himmel

Cadmium is toxic and cancerogenic. It belongs to the heavy metals and usually occurs bound to other substances. In ambient air arsenic is measured bound to particulate matter. read more


Newsletter WHO CC Air Hygiene

Schild des WHO CC Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control

Until 2018 the WHO Collaborating Center for Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control published news about air quality of the member states of the WHO Region for Europe. read more


Calculation base air quality index

The index is based on a health-related assessment of hourly mean ozone and nitrogen dioxide values and of hourly moving PM10 daily mean values. For calculating the index, at least one of the three pollutants has to be measured at a station. The lack of measurements of one or two pollutants at a station is indicated by an incomplete circle: The index is based on all three pollutants... read more

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