Air quality

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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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India: Toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives

India’s polluted air was responsible for 1.24 million premature deaths in 2017, or 12.5 per cent of total deaths recorded that year, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health.
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Chinese life expectancy can be raised by 3 years

China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the WHO, according a new study from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.
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What are the health costs of pollution?

The European Commission has published a Future Brief that explores how to assign an economic value to the health impacts of three types of pollution ...
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UK Clean Air Strategy targets domestic heating and agriculture

On 14 January the UK government published its much-delayed Clean Air Strategy, which includes commitments to cut emissions from wood stoves and the farming sector.
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Harmful air pollution levels still much too high

Air pollution remains the largest environmental health risk in Europe. Despite slow improvements, it is still responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths every year.
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Citizens support diesel bans to tackle air pollution

Two-thirds of EU citizens support the introduction of low-emission zones banning polluting cars from city centres, according to a recent survey.
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