Tag Archives: EU

Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italian cities top smog index as EU ministers face air pollution grilling

Pressure has increased on Italy’s environment minister ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels after the World Health Organisation revealed that three Italian cities are the worst in Europe in terms of air pollution and smog. Turin, Milan and Naples … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Italy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe 

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, France, Germany, Health Effects of Air Pollution, Italy, Medical Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Health Effects of Air Pollution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How European cities are trying to cut deadly air pollution 

As Paris steps up its crackdown on the city’s worst-polluting vehicles (in French), Euronews looks at what other European cities are doing to tackle the deadly problem. From today (Monday, January 16), the French capital will begin enforcing a scheme … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days 

A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached the EU … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, London, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study 

Black, African and Caribbean people are exposed to higher illegal nitrogen dioxide levels than the percentage of the population they account for Black communities in London are disproportionately more likely to breathe illegal levels of air pollution than white and … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, Health Effects of Air Pollution, London, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air pollution kills hundreds in Birmingham and it’s not being cut fast enough 

Quitting the EU could make our air pollution problem even worse, it’s been claimed Attempts to clean up Birmingham’s filthy air are failing. And the problem could get even worse once the UK leaves the European Union. That’s the claim … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment