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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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Toxic air will shorten children’s lives by 20 months

The life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe ...
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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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Exceeding air and noise targets costs EU €25bn

A new report by the European Commission shows the impact of failure on seven policy areas – air and noise, nature and biodiversity, water, waste ...
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Baltic Sea SECA has saved thousands of lives

Thousands of lives in North Europe have been saved as a result of the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA), whereby ships’ fuel ...
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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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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

Every day around 93 per cent (1.8 billion) of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. For the year 2016, the WHO ...
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Fighting climate change and fossil fuels improves global health

Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, says the World Health Organization. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels is ...
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WHO: 9 out of 10 people breathing polluted air

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. Nine out of ten people globally are breathing polluted air, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports ...
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Serious health impacts from NO2

A study by the German Environment Agency (UBA) estimates that roughly 6,000 premature deaths in 2014 were due to cardiovascular diseases linked to background concentrations of NO2 in both rural and urban areas.
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