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Trends in ecosystem and health responses to long-range transported atmospheric pollutants

de Wit, Heleen; Lundin, Lars; Åkerblom, Staffan
de Wit, Heleen (ed.); Hettelingh, Jean-Paul (ed.); Harmens, Harry (ed.)


The aim of this trend report is to assess the effectiveness of air pollution policies under theConvention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP), and to document progress and identifyremaining challenges. Trends in environmental and health responses to long-range transported air pollutionare presented, primarily focusing on 1990 to 2012 and on Europe, with additional data from North Americaand the Arctic region. Air pollutants included in the report are sulphur and nitrogen as acidifying agents,nutrient-nitrogen, ground-level ozone, particulate matter (PM), heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants(POPs). The results are from work done under the bodies of the Working Group on Effects of the LRTAPConvention, i.e. ICP Integrated Monitoring, ICP Forests, ICP Materials, ICP Modelling and Mapping, ICPVegetation, ICP Waters, JEG Dynamic Modelling and the Task Force on Health. The European Monitoringand Evaluation Programme (EMEP) and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) alsocontributed.


Air Pollution, Surface water chemistry, Biological recovery, Trends

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2015, number: 6946ISBN: 978-82-577-6681-8
Publisher: Norwegian Institute for Water Research

      SLU Authors

      Associated SLU-program

      Organic risk substances and metals (until May 2010)
      Lakes and watercourses
      Non-toxic environment

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Environmental Sciences
      Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

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