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Air pollution 'caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016'

Air pollution 'caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016'
Wednesday 16
13:50 2019

Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016 - the most recent year data is available - and almost every city-dwelling European is exposed to pollution levels that exceed healthy levels, according to a new report. "Air pollution is currently the most important environmental risk to human health," the European Environment Agency (EEA), the EU's health agency, said in the report released on Wednesday. The report's author, EEA air quality expert Alberto Gonzalez Ortiz, said that while the level of dangerous particles in European cities was dropping, it was not dropping quickly enough. "We have not ...

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Summary: Every city dweller in Europe is exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to health chiefs.

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