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Air Pollution European AgencyAir pollution is a major cause of premature death and disease and is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. Heart disease and stroke are the most common reasons for premature deaths attributable to air pollution, followed by lung diseases and lung cancer. This EEA briefing estimates the potential health benefits of attaining the EU air quality standards and the WHO guideline values for fine particulate matter in ambient air. It also assesses progress towards the health-related objective of the EU’s Zero Pollution Action Plan. Finally, it presents the latest estimates of the health impacts of exposure to the following key air pollutants: fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.Air Quality
Air Pollution Nov 2021Had the new WHO air quality guideline for PM2.5 of 5 µg/m3 been attained across the EU-27 in 2019, then this would have delivered a reduction in premature deaths of at least 72% compared with 2005 levels.Air Quality
Pollution: Air Quality: Berlin oct 2021A 2014 report commissioned by Berlin’s regional parliament found that 58% of traffic space was devoted to cars, even though only a third of journeys on Berlin streets (and only 17% within the S-Bahn ring) were made by car. Only 3% was set aside for bicycles, which accounted for 15% of journeys (18% within the ring).Air Quality
Pollution: Air Quality Report Jul 2019The Government’s Clean Air Strategy (CAS) committed to the setting of a new ambitious, long term target to reduce the population’s exposure to PM2.5 and also committed to reducing the number of people affected by levels of PM2.5 that exceed WHO guidelines.Air Quality
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For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.

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