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  • Europe has significantly cut emissions of the main air pollutants in recent decades, greatly reducing exposure to substances such as sulphur dioxide and lead. Click to view full-size image… 1 KB
  • Fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is estimated to account for some 5 million lost years of life in the EEA-32 countries every year. Click to view full-size image… 1 KB
  • In the EEA-32 countries, the area of sensitive ecosystems exposed to excess acidification from air pollution fell by about 80 % from 1990–2010. Click to view full-size image… 1 KB
  • Exposure to ground-level ozone concentrations above critical health levels is associated with more than 20 000 premature deaths in the EU-25 annually. Click to view full-size image… 1 KB
  • Only 14 European countries expect to comply with all four pollutant-specific emission ceilings set under EU and international legislation for 2010. Click to view full-size image… 1 KB
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Denmark
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