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Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe 

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Empa already tested currently available cars with … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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How are cities around the world tackling air pollution? 

More cycling, better public transport and car bans – cities from Delhi to Zurich are using a range of initiatives to lower traffic pollution and improve health Paris Paris bans cars in many historic central districts at weekends, imposes odd-even … Continue reading

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Transport fares discounted to reduce ozone pollution

The current heat wave has resulted in peak levels of ozone pollution. Certain Swiss cantons have announced discounted fares on public transport to encourage people to avoid using cars and thus reduce pollution. In Geneva, all regional public transport services … Continue reading

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Call for urgent action to address Europe’s air pollution

European Respiratory Society publishes new data showing ‘clear link’ between exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adults The European Respiratory Society has called for urgent action to tackle air pollution in Europe following the release of new … Continue reading

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€46 billion a year: the air pollution cost of road haulage

Air pollution has hidden economic and health costs; causing some 3 million sick days and 350,000 premature deaths in Europe each year, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). A new technical study from the European NGO entitled ‘Road user … Continue reading

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