Particulate matter levels at monitoring sites in selected Scottish cities
This graph shows that although seven monitoring sites in the selected Scottish cities breached the PM10 annual mean air quality objective, only one of these was in Glasgow, however the Glasgow Kerbside monitoring site had the highest annual mean concentration in 2012 of all the monitoring sites.
The Glasgow monitoring site at Waulkmillglen has the second lowest annual mean concentration, equal to Dundee Mains Loan.
Glasgow Kerbside - this monitoring station is located on the pavement of Hope Street adjacent to Glasgow Central Station.
PM10 is among the most harmful of all air pollutants. When inhaled these particles evade the respiratory system's natural defences and lodge deep in the lungs.
Health problems begin as the body reacts to these foreign particles. PM10 can increase the number and severity of asthma attacks, cause or aggravate bronchitis and other lung diseases, and reduce the body's ability to fight infections.
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