Air quality monitoring in Dakar. Monthly report no 01/2010.
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The current report on air quality in Dakar has been based on measurement data from five (05) air quality monitoring stations operating in Dakar for the month of January 2010. The data have been evaluated by the Air Quality Management Center (CGQA) assisted by NILU. The data was quality controlled and prepared as a basis for the statistics presented in this report. Air pollution in Dakar is dominated by suspended particles in the air. The main sources are linked to dust from traffic, industries and desert. Generally there is frequent exceeding of the national limit values for particulate matter measured as PM10.