Action to manage and improve air quality is largely driven by European (EU) legislation.  The 2008 ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) sets legally binding limits for concentrations in outdoor air of major air pollutants that impact public health such as particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).  As well as having direct effects, these pollutants can combine in the atmosphere to form ozone, a harmful air pollutant (and potent greenhouse gas) which can be transported great distances by weather systems.

Description Type Endpoint
SO2 2015 WMS (inspire-wg:aq_so22015_grid_region)
NOX 2015 WMS (inspire-wg:aq_nox2015g_grid_region)
PM10 (2015) WMS (inspire-wg:aq_pm102015g_grid_region)
PM 2.5 (2015) WMS (inspire-wg:aq_pm252015g_grid_region)
Benzene 2015 WMS (inspire-wg:aq_bz2015g_grid_region)
NO2 2015 WMS (inspire-wg:aq_no22015g_grid_region)
Ozone 2015 WMS (inspire-wg:aq_dgt2015g_grid_region)
SO2 2015 WFS (inspire-wg:aq_so22015_grid_region)
NOX 2015 WFS (inspire-wg:aq_nox2015g_grid_region)
PM10 (2015) WFS (inspire-wg:aq_pm102015g_grid_region)
PM 2.5 (2015) WFS (inspire-wg:aq_pm252015g_grid_region)
Benzene 2015 WFS (inspire-wg:aq_bz2015g_grid_region)
NO2 2015 WFS (inspire-wg:aq_no22015g_grid_region)
Ozone 2015 WFS (inspire-wg:aq_dgt2015g_grid_region)

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