Category Archives: Europe

Many Turkish cities hit air pollution limits, warns Greenpeace

Noting that many Turkish provinces have reached the “air pollution limits of 2022” in just four months, independent global environmental network Greenpeace said, “human lives could be in danger.” The organization highlighted that the duration for PM10 pollution should not … Continue reading

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Air pollution continues to threaten health of people in Southeast Europe

Air pollution continues to be a leading health concern in Southeast Europe, where PM2.5 concentrations are well above the World Health Organization (WHO) annual guideline value of 5 μg/m3. This is highlighted in the new report created by the Health … Continue reading

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EU citizens may sue countries for health-damaging dirty air, top court adviser says

Citizens in European Union countries may be able to sue their governments for financial compensation if illegal levels of air pollution damage their health, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Thursday. The adviser’s opinion follows a string of … Continue reading

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Breathe clean air, not microplastics! Tyre wear – an underestimated source of air pollution that needs to be tackled

Plastic degradation in our environment is a global threat that affects our planet and our health. According to a new study published by Hull York Medical School (United Kingdom) in March 2022, for the first time, microplastic pollution has been … Continue reading

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The level of air pollution is falling in Paris, but it’s still too high, research shows

Air quality improved in the Paris region in 2021, but its 12 million inhabitants are still subject to pollution levels above World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, with thousands of premature deaths, Airparif said Tuesday. Air pollution is the cause of … Continue reading

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Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of everyone on Earth

Almost everyone on Earth lives in areas with harmful levels of air pollution that breach new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The official figure is that 99 per cent of the world’s population is affected, up from 90 … Continue reading

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POLLUTION PEAK: DIFFERENTIATED TRAFFIC, REDUCED SPEED AND UNLIMITED TRANSPORT EXTENDED THIS MONDAY

Due to weather conditions, Airparif announces an episode of fine particle pollution this Saturday March 26, 2022 in Île-de-France, which requires the implementation of differentiated traffic in Paris and the reduction of the maximum authorized speed. These measures are extended … Continue reading

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Report Finds that 97 Percent of Global Cities Did Not Meet Latest WHO Air Quality Guideline

The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guideline. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations … Continue reading

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