Ozone pollution up in sunny summer 2001

Annual report on data from 25 European countries shows little overall trend since 1995

Europe experienced slightly more ozone pollution this summer than in 2000, largely due to better weather conditions, the European environment agency (EEA) has reported. Overall the figures reveal little trend in summer ozone since 1995.

EU member states are required to report ozone levels under a 1992 directive. The EEA publishes preliminary results from the April to August monitoring period each autumn, including data from the 15 EU member states and ten other European countries.

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