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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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Italian cities top smog index as EU ministers face air pollution grilling

Pressure has increased on Italy’s environment minister ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels after the World Health Organisation revealed that three Italian cities are the worst in Europe in terms of air pollution and smog. Turin, Milan and Naples … Continue reading

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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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