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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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Kraków records third worst air pollution in the world as smog descends on Poland

The Polish city of Kraków registered the third worst air pollution in the world this morning, as Poland once again suffers from its annual winter smog problems. The country has Europe’s worst air, with pollutants causing tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Air pollution in CEE has a high economic and human cost – Emerging Europe

Air quality in parts of Central and Eastern Europe is poor, and not enough is being done to tackle the problem. Poland is the worst offender. The Polish Economic Institute recently released staggering figures regarding the economic costs of air … Continue reading

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Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College … 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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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

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Will Germany’s diesel bans just push its pollution problem to Poland?

Rich countries are exporting their air pollution problems to poorer states in central and eastern Europe, new figures show. More than 350,000 ‘dirty diesel’ vehicles were exported to Poland last year, according to data from NGO Transport & Environment. Another … Continue reading

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