Air quality

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Editorial: Everyone's right to clean air

Evidence of the health hazards posed by air pollutants is clear and unambiguous. Air pollution particularly affects vulnerable groups such as infants, children, the elderly and ...
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11 more court cases over Germany’s dirty air

Following the victory in Germany’s highest court in February, environmental organisations Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and ClientEarth are now taking legal action against ...
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Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis

Smog in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund ...
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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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Consultation on Ambient Air Quality Directives

A public consultation announced in early May aims to collect views from stakeholders on the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and the provisions of the Ambient Air Quality Directives ...
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Diesels in low-emission zones?

More than 90 per cent of Euro 6 diesel cars on sale today don’t meet the EU emission limits on the road but are still exempt from low-emission zones or diesel bans.
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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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Climate change and air pollution top environmental concerns in EU

EU citizens consider climate change as one of the most important environmental issues, closely followed by air pollution, according to the results of a new Eurobarometer survey.
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Low levels of PM linked with premature death

Short-term exposures to tiny particles (PM2.5) and ozone — even at levels well below current United States national safety standards ... 
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Paints and perfumes source of air pollution

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household cleaners, paints, perfumes and other consumer products have ...
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