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Dirty air kills half a million people in Europe

Air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of premature death in Europe and annually is responsible for more than 500,000 deaths. This is stated in the latest report of the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EAA). Although…

Are You At Risk?

The WHO's Ambient Air Pollution Database measures PM2.5 levels in about 3,000 cities in 103 countries. More than 80% of people living in cities that monitor air pollution are exposed to air which does not meet the WHO's guidelines. That rises…

Are You Safe Inside Your Car? In-car Pollution Can Be Twice More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Air pollution is bad anyway, both indoor and outdoor, but scientists are warning that it's even worse inside your car. According to a new study that was performed as part of the Atlanta Commuter Exposures (ACE) Study, in-car air pollution…

India’s Air Pollution Rivals China’s as World’s Deadliest

The number of premature deaths in China caused by dangerous air particles, known as particulate matter or just particulates, has stabilized globally in recent years but has risen nearly 50% in India, according to the report, issued jointly on…