EUROPE AIR POL­LU­TION CAUSES 467,000 DEATHS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

COPEN­HAGEN: Al­most nine out of 10 Euro­pean city dwellers breathe air that is harm­ful to their health, though the con­ti­nent’s air qual­ity is slowly im­prov­ing, the Euro­pean En­vi­ron­ment Agency said on Wed­nes­day. Air pol­lu­tion re­mains the sin­gle largest en­vi­ron­men­tal cause of pre­ma­ture death in ur­ban Europe, and was linked to around 467,000 early deaths in 41 Euro­pean coun­tries in 2013, ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis of data from over 400 cities. The agency said emis­sion re­duc­tions have led to air qual­ity im­prove­ments but not enough to avoid dam­age to health. – AFP

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