Monitoring and results

Within the French air quality law a system for monitoring air quality was developed until 1 January 2000. The monitoring activities is delegated to approved bodies that link the State, regional authorities and industrials to consumer or environmental protection associations and representatives from the health sector. For example, Atmo Auvergne is known as the Association Agréée de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air (AASQA – Approved Air Quality Monitoring Association) in the Auvergne region. The polluters to be monitored and limits are determined by the French air quality law. These approved bodies are also responsible to provide information for the public. In the event that alert thresholds are exceeded or risk being exceeded, regional or departmental Prefects announce short-term measures that reduce the risk of exceedances.

Current measurement and exceedance data from past years regarding the limit values for particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, but also regarding other air pollutants, can be taken from the database of the Fédération des Associations de la Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air (ATMO France). You will find a map of the air quality in your region.

The approved bodies which are responsible for monitoring air pollutant concentration also provide data and additional information on the development of air quality:

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