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The policy of the Department of Labour Inspection in the Air Quality Section has as a main objective the continuous monitoring of the air pollutants, the information of the public concerning the air quality of Cyprus and implementing measures to improve air quality to prevent negative effects on human health and the environment.
The achievement of this objective of monitoring and management of Air Quality in Cyprus is pursued according to the requirements of the Law on Air Quality of 2002 (
) and its amendments and four regulations specifying limit and target values for the specified pollutants. All relative legislation is harmonized to the European Union Air Quality Directives.
The Department of Labour Inspection started monitoring Air Quality with one Station in 1991 and since 1996 it has been operating four mobile stations in various parts of Cyprus. In the summer of 2006 another five mobile stations were added to the air quality monitoring network under the Pre-accession assistance of the European Union. The project for the expansion of the monitoring network included the upgrading of the data acquisition system, the creation of a new
for informing the public on-line on the air quality situation in Cyprus. It also included the installation of three public monitors, one of which is an outdoor display monitor (foto) near old Nicosia stadium (GSP) and two indoor panels which are located at the Citizens Service Bureau in Nicosia and the entrance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.
In 2004 the Department of Labour Inspection started issuing a daily report presenting the relevant values of the measured pollutants at the existing four stations compared to the limit values. The daily report was posted at the news section of the site. All daily reports which have been issued since 2004 are stored in archives at the end of the page about Air Quality in greek language. At the archive, at the end of the current page, one can find the
daily reports of 2006 and 2007
. Although the language in these reports is greek the notation of the pollutants is international: O
for Ozone, NO
for nitrogen dioxide, SO
for sulphur dioxide, CO for carbon monoxide and PM
for the particulate matter consisting of particles smaller than 10 micrometers.
Since 2004 Cyprus has been submitting air quality data to the European Union according to the EU requirements. These data are posted in the corresponding air quality databases of the
. Besides the summer ozone for which reports are shown both in table and in map format the site includes AirBase which is a user interface for viewing all hourly data for air quality from all participating countries.
Presentations of the results of the Assessment of the Ambient Air Quality in Cyprus, a project carried out from December 2001 until December 2003 are found in the
archive on the top of this page. The results of this project were presented on the 21st December 2004 at the Cyprus International Conference Center at Nicosia. Other presentations concerning air quality are also found in the same archive.
Daily Reports on Air Quality in Cyprus for the years 2006 and 2007
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