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Europe’s air quality can still be deadly despite progress, EEA says

Many European citizens are exposed to harmful and sometimes illegal levels of pollution despite progress to improve air quality in recent years, the European Environment Agency said in a report on Monday. Air pollution poses the biggest environmental health risk … Continue reading

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NASA model reveals how much COVID-related pollution levels deviated from the norm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, space- and ground-based observations have shown that Earth’s atmosphere has seen significant reductions in some air pollutants. However, scientists wanted to know how much of that decline can be attributed to changes in human activity … 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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Bucharest, Sofia, Zagreb among 24 cities with EU’s highest air pollution costs

Bucharest, Sofia, and Zagreb are on the list of the 24 cities with the highest total damage from air pollution, according to a study conducted by SE Delft on health-related social costs in 432 cities in the European Union, United … Continue reading

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Small increases in air pollution linked to rise in depression, finds study

Exclusive: Cutting pollution levels may help to reduce rates of mental health problems, say scientists Small increases in people’s exposure to air pollution are linked to significant rises in depression and anxiety, according to the first such study of UK adults. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 deaths exacerbated by urban air pollution

Urban air pollution could make people more susceptible to Covid-19, according to researchers at Emory University. The researchers analysed key urban air pollutants, including fine particle matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) across 3,122 counties in the US from … Continue reading

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Cleaner air during UK lockdown relieves asthma for millions

People with asthma and other lung conditions report decrease in symptoms, finds survey Two million people in the UK with respiratory conditions such as asthma have experienced reduced symptoms during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the British Lung Foundation. A … Continue reading

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Air pollution has major impact on children in sport, study warns

Breathe GB warns of damage to lungs and performance in survey of training grounds Britain’s future sporting performance could be hampered by air pollution because some training grounds are in areas with dangerously high pollution levels, a report has revealed. … Continue reading

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