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EU urban population exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution

The majority of Europe’s population living in urban areas is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, said the European Environment Agency on Tuesday. Over 90 percent of urban population is exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter, nitrogen … Continue reading

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Air pollution body to crack down on black carbon

The convention on air pollution is due to issue voluntary measures this week to curb black carbon emissions. The convention on air pollution will be meeting from 6 to 8 December in Geneva, where it will adopt guidelines on how … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA

Premature deaths caused by fine particle air pollution have fallen 10% annually across Europe, but the invisible killer still accounts for 307,000 premature deaths a year, the European Environment Agency said Monday (15 November). If the latest air quality guidelines … Continue reading

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Europe’s industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: EEA

Air pollution from industries in Europe causes health and environmental damage estimated at up to €430 billion for a single year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday (29 September). In 2017, industrial air pollution cost society between €277 billion … Continue reading

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Balkan countries and Poland rank highest in lung cancer risk for ages 50 to 69, attributable to air pollution

Five European countries rank highest for lung cancer risk among those aged 50 to 69 years attributable to air pollution, according to research presented in today’s Presidential Symposium Plenary Session at the IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer. Although … Continue reading

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Of air pollution and ‘environmental inequality’

Now more than ever, the world’s major cities are faced with air pollution that threatens the health of their inhabitants. But to ensure protection for all, policies to improve air quality must now take into account social and environmental inequalities. … Continue reading

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Balkan countries are source of most of SO2 emissions in Europe

Ukraine, Turkey and the Western Balkans topped the European charts in 2019 across all types of air pollutants from coal-fired thermal power plants, Ember found. Furthermore, over half of entire SO2 emissions originated in Southeastern Europe. Coal power air pollution … Continue reading

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EU aims at ‘zero pollution’ in air, water and soil by 2050

The European Commission on Wednesday (12 May) unveiled a plan to reduce pollution to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems by 2050 – when the EU aims to become climate neutral. Air pollution is … Continue reading

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