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Court finds Brussels not doing enough to fight air pollution

The government of the Brussels capital region has flaws in its air pollution monitoring policy which is putting residents’ health at risk, a Brussels court ruled Friday. The court said the region lacked sampling points and monitoring stations along some … Continue reading

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European cities with the highest mortality due to air pollution

84% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization A new study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to Air Pollution in 1,000 European cities by ISGlobal … Continue reading

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Belgium has the most new asthma patients due to air pollution in Europe

One in three new cases of people who develop asthma under the age of 18 is due to the bad air quality in Belgium, according to new figures from the Independent health insurance funds. The Independent Health Insurance Funds (the … Continue reading

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Brussels imposes €350 fine on dirtiest diesels

Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles can now be fined in Brussels after a grace period expired on Sunday (30 September), just as air pollution in the Belgian capital looks ready to heavily influence local elections. Anyone driving diesel … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Cold snap worsens particle load of air

Particle pollution increases as the wind slows down and chilly weather prompts the lighting of more wood fires The last days of the “beast from the east” cold spell caused air pollution problems across large parts of the UK, Germany, Belgium … Continue reading

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Brussels to make public transport free on high air pollution days

The new rules will also see car speed limits cut and wood-burning stoves banned in a drive to improve air quality in the city Brussels has moved to make the city’s public transport and bike share system free on the … Continue reading

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EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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