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Abstract

This document relates to an air pollution monitoring campaign in the Brussels area with the scope:
to assess the impact of emissions by automotive traffic on the urban air quality; to demonstrate the use of new air quality monitoring techniques; to increase public awareness about the problem of urban air pollution.

During this campaign, the exposure of the population to nitrogen dioxide and aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylene, or BTX) was assessed by using the diffusive sampling technique. 200 NO(2) and 70 BTX passive samplers were installed over the Brussels area and exposed over successive 2-weekly periods. The campaign localized critical areas where the population is exposed to the highest risks and where air quality should be monitored with priority. Results are presented in tables and conclusions drawn. n.

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Authors: DE SAEGER E, JRC Ispra (IT);GERBOLES M, JRC Ispra (IT);PÉREZ BALLESTA P, JRC Ispra (IT);AMANTINI L, JRC Ispra (IT);PAYRISSAT M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16310 EN (1995) 58pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199611511 / Last updated on: 1997-01-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en