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The health effect of air pollution from traffic

What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers used Malmö, … Continue reading

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As air pollution in Swedish cities goes down, life expectancy goes up

New research has found that those living in the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live on average one year longer today than 25 years ago, thanks to a decrease in the level of traffic pollution. Carried out by … Continue reading

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Sweden gives green light for cities to ban old diesel cars

Sweden’s towns will soon be allowed to ban old diesel engines from their town centres in an effort to improve the environment and combat air pollution, the government announced on Friday. Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government did not impose … Continue reading

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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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Stockholm registers air pollution ‘as bad as Beijing’ 

Sweden may be a nation with a reputation for its green credentials, but the country’s capital city recently registered air quality as poor as Chinese capital Beijing. That’s according to Stockholm Air & Noise Analysis (SLB-analys), the authority responsible for … Continue reading

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Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn

Breathing in high levels of soot and other tiny particles from fossil fuels may have a similar effect on blood pressure as being overweight Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood … Continue reading

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European air pollution exceeds legal limits

The human toll for poor air quality is worse than for road traffic accidents, with air pollution responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU each year. (Source: European Environment Agency – EEA). Read on to find out … Continue reading

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Belgium and Bulgaria in the EU dock over poor air quality

EU regulators are referring Belgium and Bulgaria to the bloc’s top court over the quality of their air, which poses a major risk to health, the European Commission said on Thursday. It has also issued a final warning to Sweden … Continue reading

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