City Council pushes the Improvement of Quality of Air Plan in order to reduce polluting emissions by 16 %

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City Council pushes the Improvement of Quality of Air Plan in order to reduce polluting emissions by 16 %

10/05/2017
Sabadell
Ajuntament de Sabadell

Sabadell has exceeded the established maximum limits of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and suspended particles (PM10 and PM2,5), which has caused 30% of the population to breath low quality air and thus has had consequent effects on health.

 

The evolution of the quality of air in Sabadell presents maximum levels of 40 micrograms/m3 of PM10, as well as exceeds established maximums of NOx levels by 2015. In accordance with the regulations, in cases like this, cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants should prepare a local plan of action for the improvement of the quality of air (PAMQA).

 

Since 2011, Sabadell has been pending the development of the Improvement of Quality of Air Plan (PAMQA), which now has been carried out with the technical participation of members of the Barcelona Provincial Authority, the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of Catalonia. The City Council of Sabadell has been able to count with the support of an internationally recognized institution, ISGlobal, hosted at the CREAL of Barcelona, an institution of research of environmental health and management of the INMA project (Childhood and Environment).

 

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