EPA Ireland Archive of Mercury Monitoring Data

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The 2011 mercury results from Mace Head were amended on 13 June 2013 to reflect an error in the data.

Emissions from industry, particularly stationary combustion and metal production, are the main source of heavy metals in ambient air. Mercury is also emitted from waste incineration. Ireland has no significant sources of mercury.

Mercury is carcinogenic and also has significant non-cancer effects. It can produce central nervous system damage and adversely affect the kidneys. It may damage developing foetuses and decrease fertility in males and females.

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The Air Quality Team
Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team

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Att 1    Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2018_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 2    Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2016_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 3    Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2015_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 4    Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2014_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 5    Dublin_Rosemount_Hg_2013_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 6    Kerry_Valentia_Hg_2013_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 7    Limerick_ShannonEstuary_Hg_2013_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 8    Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2013_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 9    6742C5Galway_MaceHead_Hg_2012_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)
Att 10    Limerick_ShannonEstuary_Hg_2012_ngm3_month.xlsx   (0.01 Mb)

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Author(s)Team, Q.A.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Mercury Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=0f87e631-f809-102c-8e25-e9973852f3cf
Unique Identifier0f87e631-f809-102c-8e25-e9973852f3cf
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-05-23

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Team, Q.A.   "EPA Ireland Archive of Mercury Monitoring Data". Associated datasets and digitial information objects connected to this resource are available at: Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data (SAFER) managed by Environmental Protection Agency Ireland https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=0f87e631-f809-102c-8e25-e9973852f3cf (Last Accessed: 2024-05-23)


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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=126
Resource KeywordsMercury Hg ambient air quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeAir Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeAir Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe EPA requests an acknowledgement (in publications, conference papers, etc) from those who use information or data received from this online system, its tools and software. For clarifications on any aspect of this raw data users should contact the air quality team.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 18
Project Start Date Monday 1st January 2007 (01-01-2007)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st January 2007 (01-01-2007)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERMonday 21st September 2009 (21-09-2009)
Date of Last EditWednesday 13th November 2019 at 14:18:28 (13-11-2019)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 14:18:28 (13-11-2019)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Fixed and mobile air quality monitoring stations on the island of Ireland.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
Directive 2004/107/EC (EP & CEU, 2004) requested Member States to measure Hg. No target value exists.
Supplementary Information
Mercury is measured with a continuous Tekran analyser. The instrument is operated under a project funded by the EPA Strive research programme.
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