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 FACTS
  • National annual sulphur dioxide concentrations fell by 38% between 2004 and 2007.
     
  • Particulate matter concentrations exceeded EU daily limit values in certain locations in 2007, with peak concentrations in March and October 2007 corresponding with weather events when Sahara dust was being transported to Malta.
  • National annual average nitrogen dioxide concentrations were well below the EU annual limit value in 2007 but exceeded the limit value in 27 localities.
  • Ozone concentrations exceeded EU standards in certain rural areas in 2007. The majority of Malta’s ozone is of transboundary origin.

Sub-report
Air Sub-report

Indicators
A1 Particulate matter concentrations
A2 Ozone concentrations
A3 Concentrations of Benzene and other volatile organic compounds
A4 Nitrogen dioxide concentrations
A5 Sulphur dioxide concentrations

Datasheets
Particulate matter concentrations
Annual average concentrations of major air pollutants

Maps
Annual average ozone concentrations
Annual average benzene concentrations
Annual average nitrogen oxides concentrations
Annual average sulphur dioxide concentrations

Background documents & Links
For additional information click here.
Interim Report on the Preliminary Assessment of Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Ambient Air in Malta
Reporting of National Programmes under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC)