Common standards

 
Published: Monday 15 August 1994

The European Community has approved a draft directive under which member states will have common air quality monitoring standards and pollution limits. The directive will cover 14 air pollutants, ranging from sulphur and nitrogen dioxide to ground-level ozone and carbon monoxide. The Community envisages pollution limits for all the substances being set by the end of 1999 and provisional ceilings in the interim.

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