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Reduced traffic during lockdown did not improve air quality in urban areas as much as expected

Two studies led by María Morales Suárez Varela, group leader of the CIBERESP at the University of Valencia and professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the academic institution, have evaluated the impact of mobility restrictions … Continue reading

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Which cities in the European Union are worst for air pollution?

Cities in Poland and Italy are among Europe’s worst for air quality, while those in Scandinavia and the Baltics are ranked the best, new data has revealed. The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its latest ranking on city air quality … 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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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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Air pollution likely to increase coronavirus death rate, warn experts

Lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections, but isolation measures improving air quality The health damage inflicted on people by long-standing air pollution in cities is likely to increase the death rate from coronavirus infections, experts have said. Dirty … Continue reading

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‘Smog emergency’ forces traffic bans across Italian cities

Italy’s biggest cities have been forced to ban hundreds of thousands of vehicles from the roads after days of persistent smog. Air pollution has spiked above normal levels for up to ten consecutive days in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin, Venice … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: European air-quality map exposes dangers

From diesel-stricken Paris to coal-reliant Poland, study of pollution hotspots underlines need for reform The European Environment Agency has shed fresh light on the continent’s air quality. Following the prevailing winds from west to east there is a clear gradient, … Continue reading

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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains—Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays. All across the continent, tens of millions of people live and … Continue reading

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