EPA Ireland Archive of Lead Monitoring Data

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The main source of lead in air is from petrol engine exhaust emissions.
High concentrations can retard mental development in children. Long-term exposure to low levels of lead can affect the nervous system.
The introduction of unleaded petrol has dramatically reduced emissions. Levels are now very low in Ireland.

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The Air Quality Team
Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team

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Author(s)Team, Q.A.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Lead Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=0bfa2436-9ef9-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifier0bfa2436-9ef9-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-07-23

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Team, Q.A.   "EPA Ireland Archive of Lead 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=0bfa2436-9ef9-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3 (Last Accessed: 2024-07-23)


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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=84
Resource Keywordslead Pb
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. A recommended citation is provided below.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 88
Project Start Date Sunday 1st January 2006 (01-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 1st January 2006 (01-01-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERWednesday 9th July 2008 (09-07-2008)
Date of Last EditWednesday 28th October 2020 at 15:11:05 (28-10-2020)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 15:11:05 (28-10-2020)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Fixed and trailer stations on the island of Ireland.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
CAFE Directive 2008/50/EC established an annual limit value of 0.5 μg/m3 in respect of Pb.
Supplementary Information
Lead is measured gravimetrically using a pump which draws air through a filter. The filter is analysed in the lab by ICP-MS.

FILENAME CONVENTION: To intuitively guide users on the data contained in each of the dataset files the FILENAMES shown abide by a simple convention. The first part of the filename corresponds to the station location where the monitoring took place, the second refers to the pollutant measured. The third part of the filename corresponds to the year of measurement. For datasets which contain data measured over two years rather than one the year provided includes the year when measurement commented at that station site. If measurement data was collected at using a mobile monitoring station the code TR will follow the pollutant name.

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