Honduras - Particulate matter concentration

PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter)

The value for PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter) in Honduras was 33.61 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 49.77 in 2004 and a minimum value of 33.61 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 43.02
1991 41.97
1992 42.37
1993 41.40
1994 44.04
1995 45.16
1996 42.88
1997 39.32
1998 40.95
1999 49.16
2000 45.35
2001 48.19
2002 48.61
2003 49.21
2004 49.77
2005 47.10
2006 40.11
2007 44.46
2008 41.16
2009 34.97
2010 33.61

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions