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Mixed progress in emission reduction of air pollutants – EEA

European Union (EU) Member States have made only mixed progress in reducing emissions of the most harmful air pollutants, according to updated data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data is from the annual EU emission inventory report sent to the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP). The EEA report  confirms, as highlighted in the recent EEA br...
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Emissions of the main air pollutants in Europe have decreased

Emissions of the main air pollutants decreased significantly in Europe since 1990. The EU met its continuing obligation to maintain emissions of NOx, SO2, ammonia and non-methane volatile organic compounds below targets. Anthropogenic emissions of the main air pollutants decreased significantly in most EEA member countries between 1990 and 2016: emissions of nitrogen oxides decreased ...
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High levels of air pollution linked to mouth cancer cases

High levels of air pollutants may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind. The number of new cases, and deaths from mouth cancer is increasing in many parts of the world. Known risk factors include smoking, drinking, and the human papilloma virus (HPV). But to find out if air pollutants might have a role in the development of ...
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Ireland exceeded ceilings for NOx and NH3 air pollutants in 2016 – EEA Report

Emissions from agriculture and transport continue to pose problems for European Union Member States in meeting EU and United Nations air pollution limits, according to updated data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) yesterday. While emissions of most air pollutants remain on a downward trend, ammonia emissions continued to rise in 2016. The EEA briefing, ‘National Emission...
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Irish emissions of three key air pollutants getting worse

Emissions of three of the five most noxious air pollutants, which are a threat to public health and/or the environment, increased in Ireland during 2016, according to latest figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Emissions of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds increased. These pollutants impact on air quality, cause respiratory problems ...
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