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Air pollution - Why care? (Belgium)

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Why Belgium cares about air pollution
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Air pollution Air pollution
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NFP-Belgium
Organisation name
NFP-Belgium
Reporting country
Belgium
Organisation website
Organisation website
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Last updated
22 Dec 2010
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CC By 2.5
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NFP-Belgium
Published: 05 Nov 2010 Modified: 13 Apr 2011 Feed synced: 22 Dec 2010 original
Key message

Air pollution causes adverse health effects

Air pollution can cause adverse health effects. Besides premature mortality (due to the short-term exposure to elevated air pollution concentrations), chronic exposure to air pollution can have an important impact on life expectancy. Chronic exposure to the current PM2.5 concentrations in Belgium is estimated to shorten the statistical life expectancy by almost one year. This is one of the highest impacts in Europe. 

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