Factsheet: Ambient air quality protection Act (IG-L)

Ambient air quality protection Act (IG-L)

Key Information
Description: 
The Austrian Ambient Air Quality Protection Act has established air quality limit values for SO2, NO2 and NOx, lead, benzene, CO and PM and target values for ozone. Pollution levels are generally lower than the limit values for lead, benzene and CO. For SO2, exceedances are rare and usually caused by transboundary air pollution from neighbouring eastern countries. However, limit values for PM and NO2 are exceeded frequently in agglomeration areas (Vienna, Graz and Linz), predominantly at traffic related sites (NO2 and PM) and some industrial hot spots (PM). However, relatively high PM levels can also be found at background sites in the north-eastern parts of Austria, indicating a substantial share of long range air pollution. Target values for ozone are also frequently exceeded.
Goal/Aim: 
air quality limit values for SO2, NO2 and NOx, lead, benzene, CO and PM and target values for ozone.

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