Swedish air quality not improving

Air quality in Sweden has indeed improved in the past 20–30 years, but lately there has been no improvement and there are no indications that it will improve further in the next few years, according to a report by Swedish National Board of Health. Air pollution increases the risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer. It is estimated that air pollution decreases the average lifespan by at least six months, which equals around 3,000 premature deaths in Sweden every year due to fine particle air pollution.

Source: Environmental Health Report 2009 – extended summary. Download from: www.socialstyrelsen.se/Publicerat/2009/10391/ 2009-126-116.htm

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