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Bulgaria & Spain face EU Court over air pollution

On 25 July, the European Commission sent Bulgaria and Spain to court for repeatedly breaching EU air quality standards and failing to guarantee citizens’ right to clean air.
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Thousands of childhood asthma cases preventable by tackling air pollution

If the 18 countries covered by a recent study were to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline for PM2.5, 67,000 new cases of childhood asthma, accounting for 11 per cent of new diagnoses ...
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Court rulings on air pollution

On 26 June, the European Court of Justice ruled that citizens have the right to challenge the air pollution monitoring systems in their cities and that the competent courts ...
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Air pollution death toll much higher than previously thought

Air pollution causes nearly 800,000 early deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.
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Air pollution may cause erectile dysfuntion

Air pollution may be damaging men’s ability to perform in the bedroom, scientists warn. New research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine ...
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World air quality status – city ranking

New air pollution data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report and interactive World’s most polluted cities ranking, prepared in collaboration with Greenpeace Southeast Asia ...
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Italy goes to EU Court over air pollution

On 7 March, the European Commission decided to refer Italy to the EU Court of Justice for failure to respect limit values for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) ...
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Global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient levels of toxic particles and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015, of which 60,000 were due to emissions from shipping.
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Polish top court upholds solid fuel ban for Krakow

The ruling on 12 March by Poland’s Supreme Administrative Court follows an anti-smog resolution approved by the country’s Regional Administrative Court.
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The health costs of dirty diesel revealed

Air pollution from road traffic causes damage worth at least €80 billion every year in the EU, with diesel fumes responsible for three-quarters of the harm.
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