Particulate Matter PM10

Tiny inhalable particles may be among the most harmful of all air pollutants. Particulate matter with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) can penetrate deep into the human respirable system.Harmful particles are emitted into the atmosphere from numerous sources, such as vehicular exhausts, small scale residential heating, industrial processes, power plants, agricultural waste burning, backyard waste burning and wildfires.
Emitted particles can also be transported with air currents hundreds of kilometers from the emission source.Especially during the winter time PM10 concentrations in towns and cities throughout the country frequently exceed the limit values set for the protection of human health.This elevation of ambient particle concentration is obviously caused by different types of emission sources together with unfavorable meteorological conditions.However, it is likely that traffic exhausts and small scale domestic combustion are among the major contributors.

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