Air quality

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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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Germany to spend €2 bn to avert driving bans

The German government had previously pledged €1 billion to help improve air quality, but after meeting with municipal representatives in December, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
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Europe’s poorest hit hardest by air pollution

The more disadvantaged of Europe’s citizens are also the most exposed to the negative consequences of air pollution and other environmental issues ...
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Commission requests Greece, France and Sweden to act on air pollution

According to the European Commission, Greece has failed to ensure compliance with the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Athens for the period 2010–2014 ...
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