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Milan and Turin ban automobiles to fight smog and air air pollution

A pair of northern ‘s largest cities have introduced traffic restrictions in a bid to tackle  and smog. Bans on certain types of vehicle have been introduced temporarily in and , both of which have exceeded safe limits for pollution in recent … Continue reading

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These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are in the air pollution danger zone. That’s according to environmental non-profit Legambiente, which released a special report this week detailing the scale of Italy’s pollution problems. By mid-October 25 Italian cities had already exceeded the European … Continue reading

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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy

“Italian cities need to breathe again,” the country’s environmental organization, Legambiente, warned on Monday, as it reported that the first month of 2017 has seen nine Italian towns pass safe limits for air pollution on at least half of the … Continue reading

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Turin smog puts half of children at health risk: study 

Half of children living in the northern city of Turin are at increased risk of illness due to pollution, new research shows. The high levels of air pollution lead to a mutation in DNA, according to the ‘Mapec Life’ study … Continue reading

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Traffic blocks in place as smog engulfs Italy 

Italy’s major cities have introduced restrictions on cars and other motor vehicles to combat dangerously high levels of air pollution. The situation is most serious in Milan, where safe limits of fine particles have been surpassed more than 60 days … Continue reading

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Weather worsens seasonal air pollution in Italian cities 

Rome is limiting auto circulation, and other Italian cities have been offering free bus rides to encourage public transport use as the country battles seasonal air pollution that has been worsened this year by long spells of no rain and … Continue reading

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