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Industrial air pollution in Europe costs society up to €433 billion – EEA Briefing

Industrial air pollution in Europe costs society up to €433 billion - EEA Briefing Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases from large industrial sites in Europe cost society between €277 and €433 billion, in 2017, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis, published today. About half of the annual cost is caused by just 211 facilities, around 2 % of the largest industrial...
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Air pollution still too high in most EU Member States

Air pollution still too high in most EU Member States The EEA briefing ‘Europe’s air quality status 2021’ BRIEFINGEurope’s air quality status 2021 presents the latest official data for 2019, as well as provisional data for 2020, on concentrations of key air pollutants measured at over 4,500 monitoring stations across 40 European countries. The EEA data show that air pollution is still a major ...
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National Emission reduction Commitments Directive reporting status 2021 – EEA

National Emission reduction Commitments Directive reporting status 2021 - EEA The European Union (EU) as a whole respected emission ceilings for four key pollutants in 2019, including nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulphur dioxide and ammonia, according to a new European Environment Agency briefing. Nevertheless, Member States still need to make deeper cuts in emissions ...
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Air Pollution Sources in Ireland – EPA Research

Atmospheric aerosol particles (also known as particulate matter or PM) are central to the cause of the two greatest threats to human security: air pollution (with ~5 million premature deaths per year) and climate change (with ~0.5 million per year). Addressing these threats requires an understanding of the PM sources responsible for both extreme air pollution immediately affecting human health ...
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Major sources of PM air pollution thought to be most damaging to human health

Major sources of PM air pollution thought to be most damaging to human health Poor air quality, including high levels of PM, is a prominent health risk worldwide. Establishing cause and effect for many of the associated health impacts of air pollution is difficult, as there are many contributing factors. However, one of the possible pathways of the acute health effects — arising from PM exposure...
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EPA publishes Air Quality in Ireland 2019 report

EPA publishes Air Quality in Ireland 2019 report Two main pollutants were focused on: Particulate matter – PM2.5 and PM10 ‐ very small particles which can be solid or liquid. Particulate matter is usually just called PM with a number after it to show how small the PM is (These are PM10 and PM2.5).  The EPA monitors these two types of PM. PM2.5 is more important than PM10 from a health perspect...
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European Commission publishes second Air Quality Outlook report

Second Clean Air Outlook report: Full implementation of clean air measures could reduce premature deaths due to air pollution by 55% in 2030 The European Commission has published its second Air Quality Outlook report, which presents the prospects for reducing air pollution in the European Union up to 2030 and beyond.  According to the report, the number of premature deaths from air pollution coul...
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European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, EEA Report

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, EEA report Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most Europeans still breathing filthy air in their cities, according to data. Pollutants from farming, domestic heating and vehicles are beyond the levels needed to ensure breathable air within World Health Organization guid...
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Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019

Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019 Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2019 has been has been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). This statistical report reflects air quality in Northern Ireland for 2019 and contains summary information on key air quality monitoring results and analysis from data collected by automatic monitoring stations. Th...
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