Burundi - Particulate matter concentration

PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter)

The value for PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter) in Burundi was 23.92 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 61.75 in 1993 and a minimum value of 23.92 in 2010.

Definition: Particulate matter concentrations refer to fine suspended particulates less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) that are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and causing significant health damage. Data for countries and aggregates for regions and income groups are urban-population weighted PM10 levels in residential areas of cities with more than 100,000 residents. The estimates represent the average annual exposure level of the average urban resident to outdoor particulate matter. The state of a country's technology and pollution controls is an important determinant of particulate matter concentrations.

Source: Kiran Dev Pandey, David Wheeler, Bart Ostro, Uwe Deichmann, Kirk Hamilton, and Katherine Bolt. "Ambient Particulate Matter Concentrations in Residential and Pollution Hotspot Areas of World Cities: New Estimates Based on the Global Model of Ambient Particulates (GMAPS)," World Bank, Development Research Group and Environment Department (2006).

See also:

Year Value
1990 58.49
1991 56.16
1992 57.11
1993 61.75
1994 61.49
1995 58.56
1996 51.98
1997 49.44
1998 46.37
1999 46.62
2000 45.75
2001 43.18
2002 42.14
2003 41.26
2004 38.32
2005 34.99
2006 33.18
2007 31.74
2008 27.90
2009 26.04
2010 23.92

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions