Particulate Matter – PM2.5

PM2.5 summarizes all solid and liquid particles with different chemical compositions with a diameter smaller than 2.5 μm.

  • Main sources: road traffic, power plants, stoves / heaters in residential buildings, metal production, agriculture, soil erosion
  • Health effects: depending on the size, particles penetrate into the nasal cavity, bronchi or blood circulation and damage the tissue
  • Affected risk groups: people at increased risk of lung, heart / circulatory diseases or diabetes, children, seniors, people active outdoors