Scottish cites

Particulate matter (PM10) levels at monitoring sites in selected Scottish cities
(PM10:particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in diameter)

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The graph shows that only one monitoring site in Glasgow, Abercrombie Street, breached the PM10 annual mean Air Quality Strategy (AQS) objective of 18μg/m3 in 2019. 


Only measurements from monitoring sites with a data capture rate of greater than 75% are shown in the graphs above. 

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.

The Air Quality in Scotland site provides up-to-date estimates of air quality from monitoring sites across Scotland.

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