Statistics can intrigue us, shock us or annoy us – but if they’re being compiled at all they’re definitely of interest to somebody.
Information has been recorded over a period of many years to give a better understanding of the air quality in Europe, and, in particular, emissions released from industrial processes.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has gathered some superb resources pertaining to emissions of air pollutants in the UK, including a statistical release called Emissions of air pollutants in the UK, 1970-2010.
You can access a PDF of this document here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/files/Statistical-Release-Emissions-of-air-pollutants-in-the-UK-1970-2010-UK.pdf
A second document of interest pertains to air quality statistics in the UK, from 1987 to 2011, which you can access here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/files/Air-Qual-Statistics-final-release-2011.pdf
The latest European report on air pollution statistics is available from www.eea.europa.eu/publications/air-quality-in-europe-2012
Published: 03rd Jul 2013 in AWE International