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The Annual Air Quality Report of the European Environment Agency is here!
December 11, 2020
Here it is - the annual Air Quality Report of the European Environment Agency!
Air pollution continues to have significant impacts on the health of the European population, particularly in urban areas. Europe's most serious pollutants, in terms of harm to human health, are particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ground-level ozone (O3).
Estimates of the health impact of exposure to air pollution indicate that in 2018 in Europe
· PM pollution is responsible for 417 000 premature deaths
· NO2 pollution caused 55 000 premature deaths
· O3 exposure result in 20 600 premature deaths
Air pollution has considerable economic impacts across various areas too, reducing life expectancy, increasing medical costs and reducing productivity through working days. The OECD - OCDE estimates that a 1 μg/m decrease in annual mean PM concentration would increase Europe's GDP by 0,8% representing around EUR 200 per capita per year. Moreover, if all Member States meet their national exposure reduction targets for PM in 2020, the European GDP would grow by 1,28%.
Read the whole report here.
We cannot not manage what we do not measure. We need the data on air pollutants, so we can fight them and reduce emissions.
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