Poland - Particulate matter concentration

PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter)

The value for PM10, country level (micrograms per cubic meter) in Poland was 32.93 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 59.02 in 1990 and a minimum value of 32.93 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 59.02
1991 52.96
1992 50.26
1993 48.59
1994 45.29
1995 42.67
1996 43.91
1997 42.94
1998 41.08
1999 41.19
2000 39.95
2001 39.04
2002 38.40
2003 38.86
2004 38.07
2005 36.53
2006 36.87
2007 35.09
2008 33.58
2009 33.52
2010 32.93

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions