Exposure-response functions for 15 cities: Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Ljubljana, London,
Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Turin, Valencia, and Zurich. Population size and percentage of elderly (≤75 years).
Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in
Europe (PHEWE). The PHEWE project was a three-year pan-European collaboration between
epidemiologists, meteorologists and experts in public health. Meteorological,
air pollution and mortality data from 16 cities and hospital admission data from
12 cities were available from 1990 to 2000. Further information at doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-6-12
On very hot days use public transport rather than your car.
Car exhaust emissions react with sunlight and heat to cause polluting gases such as tropospheric ozone. This is the main ingredient of poor air quality and photo-chemical smog, which can cause breathing difficulties. To find out the level of ozone pollution across Europe, go to EEA's Live Ozone Map.
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