New measurement station for air pollution monitoring

A new measurement station for air pollution monitoring has been opened in october 2016 in Beromünster, on the site of the former national radio transmitter. It monitors air pollution in the rural area of the Swiss Plateau and completes the national air pollution monitoring network (so called NABEL).

At a glance

Air quality

Air quality has improved in recent years, but particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen oxide and ammonia levels are still too high.

Air pollution

How polluted is the air in Switzerland currently?


Air pollution adversely affects humans, ecosystems, buildings, materials and the climate.

Air pollution control measures

Pollution emissions need to be further reduced until humans and the environment are no longer adversely affected.

International pollution control

Since air pollution knows no international boundaries, Switzerland is actively involved in international bodies to limit air pollution in Europe.


This educational site engages youth aged 13 to 16 with an interactive image and six main questions on the topic of air quality

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