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Measurement campaigns in Paris, Madrid and Brussels constituted case studies for the investigation of particular aspects of urban air pollution. Indicative 6 month surveys using diffusive samplers informed on the distribution of nitrogen dioxide levels (and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for Brussels) in urban background areas, for the re-design of the network (Paris-Ile de France), the critic evaluation of the existing network (Madrid) and the level assessment (Brussels). In Brussels with the scope to raise citizen awareness, 2 mobile labs for stationary measurements and 2 DOAS were implemented in a canyon street. As a common result the 50th nitrogen dioxide percentile was exceeded or reached over a large part of the cities and benzene levels of 10 ug/m{3} were exceeded in dense traffic areas.

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Authors: PAYRISSAT M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Congress on Air Quality in European Cities, Bruxelles (BE), October 23-26, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39415 ORA
Record Number: 199512068 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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