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File Air Pollution: harmful particles
The European Commission wants to further reduce air pollution in Europe. Although the situation has improved substantially over the last few decades, there are still significant areas of concern with regard to certain pollutants that are particularly harmful to human health (respiratory diseases) and damaging to the environment (acidification, eutrophication, etc.). The anti-pollution programme that the Commission has launched to that effect is called the “Clean Air for Europe” or CAFE programme.
Located in Environmental topics Air pollution Multimedia
Publication Air quality and ancillary benefits of climate change policies
The Thematic Strategy on air pollution aims to improve European air pollution significantly by 2020. This report from the European Environment Agency looks a further ten years into the future, and brings together two major policy challenges — combating climate change and reducing air pollution — in an integrated way. Thus, the report analyses projected changes in European air quality up to 2030, and explores the possible benefits of climate policies on air quality and the costs of air pollution abatement.
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Infographic Damage costs by country
Health and environmental costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe. Countries such as Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, which have many large facilities, contribute the most to total damage costs. However, the ordering of countries changes significantly if damage costs are corrected to reflect the output of national economies. Emissions from a number of eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia and Poland) then become more important.
Located in Media Industrial air pollution has high economic cost Industrial air pollution pictures
Infographic Troff document Damage costs by pollutant
Health and environmental costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe.
Located in Media Industrial air pollution has high economic cost Industrial air pollution pictures
Publication Environment and health
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Figure Troff document Estimated years of life lost (YOLL) in reference year 2005 attributable to long-term PM2.5 exposure
Health impact caused by expsore to PM2.5
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Highlight Every breath we take – Signals 2013 focuses on air quality in Europe
Poor air quality can have serious impacts on our health and the environment. How is Europe’s air quality? What are the main sources of air pollutants? How do they affect our health and the environment? What does Europe do to improve air quality? The new edition of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals takes a closer look.
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Infographic Health impacts of air pollution
Health impacts of air pollution
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Infographics
File Health impacts of air pollution
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Infographics
File Health impacts of air pollution
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