Air Pollutants

From Open Risk Manual


Air Pollutants are substances (particles or gasses) released to the atmosphere with potentially harmful effect to public health or environment:

  • direct sulphur dioxides (SOx/SO2) emissions
  • direct nitrogen oxides (NOx/NO2) emissions
  • direct ammonia (NH3) emissions
  • direct particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions
  • direct non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC) emissions
  • direct total heavy metals (HM) emissions (encompassing cadmium, mercury and lead)

Context of EU Law

Defined in Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2016 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants, amending Directive 2003/35/EC and repealing Directive 2001/81/EC

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