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Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe 

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Empa already tested currently available cars with … Continue reading

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London mayor Sadiq Khan launches low-emission bus zone‎ 

The first of 12 low-emission bus zones (LEBZ) has been launched by London mayor Sadiq Khan as part of his strategy to tackle air pollution. It was established earlier in Putney High Street, one of the most polluted areas of … Continue reading

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Stuttgart residents sue mayor for ‘bodily harm’ caused by air pollution

To highlight the dangerous air quality in the German city, which breached EU limits 25 times in January, two neighbours lodged a criminal complaint against city officials. Popular resistance to Stuttgart’s pollution problem is growing On a frosty Friday evening … Continue reading

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Residential heating tops sources of PM2.5 in Danube region’s urban areas

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has evaluated sources of air pollutants in the Danube macro-region, a necessary step for the design of action plans to improve air quality. The related study showed residential … Continue reading

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Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed. … Continue reading

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UK has second-highest number of deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

Only Italy has more annual deaths from nitrogen dioxide, according to a report by the European Environment Agency The UK is second only to Italy in Europe for the highest number of annual deaths from a major air pollutant, a … Continue reading

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Air pollution ’causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe’

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful … Continue reading

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Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn

Breathing in high levels of soot and other tiny particles from fossil fuels may have a similar effect on blood pressure as being overweight Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood … Continue reading

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