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The lockdown and air quality: nitrogen-dioxide pollution falls in France’s largest cities

The lockdown of the population ordered in response to the Covid-19 epidemic has had an impact on air quality. As a result of the restrictions being imposed, there has been a fall in economic activity, and therefore a sharp drop in air-pollutant emissions from road traffic and industries. In fact, concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), one of the main tracers for these activities, in the ambient air of France’s major cities only reached half their expected levels.

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Ineris continues its operations during the Covid-19 crisis

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Signature of the 2020-22 agreement between the Emergency Support Unit (French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks - INERIS) and the French Ministry of the Interior

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Exercise your right to know about chemicals, even at Christmas

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The birth of the PEPPER platform

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The French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (Ineris) is an industrial and commercial public establishment under the aegis of the Ministry of the Environment.