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Urban and transport planning linked to 2,000 premature deaths per year in Barcelona and Madrid

Failure to comply with international exposure recommendations for air pollution, noise, heat and access to green space is associated with more than 1,000 deaths per year in Barcelona and more than 900 in Madrid, accounting for 7% and 3% of … Continue reading

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Health Risks Linked to Air Pollution at Levels Below WHO Targets

Hazy air days often followed by uptick in cardiovascular, respiratory deaths A short-term rise in nitrogen dioxide air pollution could be tied to a bump in local mortality rates the next day, researchers showed in a large international study. Across … Continue reading

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Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5

Over half the world’s population lives without the protection of proper air quality standards Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Europe’s air quality can still be deadly despite progress, EEA says

Many European citizens are exposed to harmful and sometimes illegal levels of pollution despite progress to improve air quality in recent years, the European Environment Agency said in a report on Monday. Air pollution poses the biggest environmental health risk … Continue reading

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India and Pakistan dominate WHO’s air pollution database

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why At this time of year, agricultural burning adds to the air pollution problems across northern India and Pakistan. The region contains 16 of … Continue reading

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European Commission notified of illegal levels of air pollution in Ireland for first time since 2009

For the first time in over a decade, illegal levels of air pollution have been detected in Ireland. The St. John’s Road West monitoring station near Heuston Station, Dublin recorded nitrogen dioxide levels above the European air quality limit due … Continue reading

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