Category Archives: Europe

Potentially harmful aerosols concentrate in European urban centres

Atmospheric particles that increase levels of cellular oxidants when inhaled might be especially harmful. An analysis reveals which emissions should be limited to minimize the potential adverse health effects of such particles in Europe. The inhalation of outdoor airborne particles … Continue reading

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Europe’s air quality can still be deadly despite progress, EEA says

Many European citizens are exposed to harmful and sometimes illegal levels of pollution despite progress to improve air quality in recent years, the European Environment Agency said in a report on Monday. Air pollution poses the biggest environmental health risk … Continue reading

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Italy ‘manifestly failed’ on air pollution, EU top court rules

Italy has been “systematically and persistently” exceeding daily and annual limits of particulate matter pollution permitted by EU rules, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday (10 November). From 2008 to 2017, “the daily and annual limit values … Continue reading

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Bucharest, Sofia, Zagreb among 24 cities with EU’s highest air pollution costs

Bucharest, Sofia, and Zagreb are on the list of the 24 cities with the highest total damage from air pollution, according to a study conducted by SE Delft on health-related social costs in 432 cities in the European Union, United … Continue reading

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California wildfire smoke drifts to East Coast, Europe

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging California has drifted across the U.S., reaching parts of the East Coast and Europe, officials said. “Satellite images this morning show smoke aloft moving over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” the National Weather Service’s … Continue reading

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Excessive air pollution registered in 14 Serbian cities in 2019

Last year the air was excessively polluted in 14 cities in Serbia, compared to just ten cities in 2018. Air pollution was recorded in Belgrade, Niš, Novi Sad, Bor, Pančevo, Smederevo, Kosjerić, Užice, Valjevo, Kraljevo, Zaječar, Požarevac, Subotica, and Beočin. … Continue reading

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Cutting air pollution in Europe’s cities would improve health of poor, says watchdog

European Environment Agency calls for strong action to protect most vulnerable in society Cutting air pollution and improving green spaces in cities would immediately improve the health of the poorest people in society, a report from Europe’s environmental watchdog has … Continue reading

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England’s pollution levels soared during August heatwave

King George II is said to have described the British summer as, “three fine days and a thunderstorm”. Today, in our climate changed times, a few hot days, a smog alert and flash flooding would be more accurate. In August’s … Continue reading

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