Air Quality Monitoring in the EU – What, Where, and How?
Air quality is essential to all of us, and consequently, so is the monitoring of air quality. However, what should be monitored, and where, and how? There are many bids on that. Some ten years ago, The European Union established its directive 2008/50/EC “on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe”. It is aimed at protecting human health as well as vegetation, and it has ever since set the standard on European air quality and its monitoring. For example, the European Union has set minimum requirements on the surveillance of the air we breathe. Let’s have a closer look!