Libya - Particulate matter concentration

PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter)

The value for PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter) in Libya was 65.30 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 120.94 in 1995 and a minimum value of 65.30 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 100.93
1991 114.28
1992 103.28
1993 110.63
1994 117.31
1995 120.94
1996 109.05
1997 104.30
1998 105.90
1999 103.79
2000 99.58
2001 100.73
2002 108.99
2003 103.67
2004 97.73
2005 92.36
2006 82.08
2007 75.01
2008 72.17
2009 86.25
2010 65.30

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions