SDG 11 · Indicator

Annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5)

μg/m³


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Description

Air pollution measured as the population-weighted mean annual concentration of PM2.5 for the urban population in a country. PM2.5 is suspended particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in aerodynamic diameter, which are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and can cause severe health damage.

Long-Term Objective

Average of best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 6.3.

Reference

IHME

Annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5)

μg/m³
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Bangladesh

Brazil

China

India

Indonesia

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russian Federation

United States

Source: IHME

Annual mean concentration of particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5)