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  1. Assessment of air quality impacts due to volatile and persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Air pollution. Conference. Genoa, ITA, 1998/09/28.

    The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic promoted the project entitled « Local Studies of Air Quality in the Cities of Bratislava and Kosice, National Needs Assessment of Air Pollution », with the financial support of the European Union (PHARE Program).

    Average life expectancy for the Slovak population is reported as one of the shortest in Europe.

    The Ministry of environment recognised that without a deeper examination of Hazardous Air Pollutants in ambient air, they would not be able to assess the risk of air pollution to humans with a consequential stalling of further developments in air protection policy.

    The overall aim of the project was to strengthen the capacity of the Slovak Ministry of Environment to improve a national strategy for air pollution control.

    The aim of this paper is to summarise the organisation of the project activities.

    The project allowed to perform eight sampling campaigns for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) (dioxins/furans, PCBs, PAHs) and heavy metals (HM) in 20 selected sampling locations throughout the country, focusing on eight so-called « non-attainment areas » out of the total 12 as identified by the Slovak Ministry in 1993. « Non-attainment areas » are defined as areas where air quality does not meet national ambient air quality standards.

    The sampling campaigns were performed through the whole year in order to evaluate seasonal variations. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Slovaquie, Europe, Zone urbaine, Pollution air, Qualité air, Composé organique volatil, Composé organique, Persistance, Métal lourd, Surveillance, Campagne mesure, Echantillonnage, Analyse chimique, Inventaire source pollution, Prévention pollution, Analyse risque

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Slovakia, Europe, Urban area, Air pollution, Air quality, Volatile organic compound, Organic compounds, Persistence, Heavy metal, Surveillance, Measurement campaign, Sampling, Chemical analysis, Pollution source inventory, Pollution prevention, Risk analysis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0329579

    Code Inist : 001D16C02. Création : 16/11/1999.