European Air Quality in 1997, Final draft, 10 March 2000

18 Sep 2002

This report is published here only (1.5 Mb, PDF).

This report is based on air quality data for 1997 transmitted by countries on a voluntary basis within the framework of the "Exchange of Information" EU Council Decision (97/101/EC). According to Article 5.7 of this Decision, a general report is to be prepared for the public, summarising the collected data and outlining the underlying trends in air quality in the European Union.

This report addresses this requirement and presents summarized air quality data, supplemented by maps showing the location of stations and the concentrations measured at those stations, within selected ranges.

Prepared by: Steinar Larssen 1), Leif Otto Hagen 1), Rob Sluyter 2), Patrick van Hooydonk 2)

1) Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway
2) National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands