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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Air pollution means death in cities

In Riga, in Latvia, the European Commission have noted the PM10 particles of a size greater than 10 micrometres levels off particulate matter affecting air quality and health. While London and Paris are also heavily affected by traffic pollutants such … Continue reading

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City mayor to tackle air pollution in downtown Riga

Latvia’s environment minister Romans Naudins has entrusted Riga City Mayor Nils Ushakovs to immediately solve the problem of air pollution in downtown Riga, LETA reported on Monday. According to the report, the European Commission (EC) sent a warning to the … Continue reading

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EU air pollution poses health and climate risks

Air pollution poses a serious risk to the health and surrounding environment of European citizens, a new report warns. The Air Quality in Europe assessment by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals 90% of residents in European cities are exposed … Continue reading

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