Opinion: Insights into updating Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC

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dc.contributor.author Kuula, Joel
dc.contributor.author Timonen, Hilkka
dc.contributor.author Niemi, Jarkko V.
dc.contributor.author Manninen, Hanna E.
dc.contributor.author Rönkkö, Topi
dc.contributor.author Hussein, Tareq
dc.contributor.author Fung, Pak Lun
dc.contributor.author Tarkoma, Sasu
dc.contributor.author Laakso, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Saukko, Erkka
dc.contributor.author Ovaska, Aino
dc.contributor.author Kulmala, Markku
dc.contributor.author Karppinen, Ari
dc.contributor.author Johansson, Lasse
dc.contributor.author Petäjä, Tuukka
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-12T12:16:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-12T12:16:06Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342705
dc.description.abstract As evidence of adverse health effects due to air pollution continues to increase, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently published its latest edition of the global air quality guidelines (World Health Organization, 2021). Although not legally binding, the guidelines aim to provide a framework in which policymakers can combat air pollution by formulating evidence-based air quality management strategies. In the light of this, the European Union has stated its intent to revise the current ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) to more closely resemble the newly published WHO guidelines (European Commission, 2020). This article provides an informed opinion on selected features of the air quality directive that we believe would benefit from a reassessment. The selected features include discussion about (1) air quality sensors as a part of a hierarchical observation network, (2) the number of minimum sampling points and their siting criteria, and (3) new target air pollution parameters for future consideration.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Copernicus GmbH
dc.relation.ispartofseries Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.subject Air Quality Directive
dc.subject air pollution
dc.subject global air quality guidelines
dc.subject air quality
dc.subject guidelines
dc.subject sensors
dc.subject sampling points
dc.subject air pollution parameters
dc.title Opinion: Insights into updating Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC
dc.format.volume 22
dc.format.issue 7
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi-fe2022041228404
dc.contributor.organization Ilmatieteen laitos fi
dc.contributor.organization Finnish Meteorological Institute en
dc.format.pagerange 4801-4808
dc.relation.doi 10.5194/acp-22-4801-2022
dc.relation.issn 1680-7324
dc.type.okm A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.type.okm A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review en

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