Air Pollution Still Our Main Environmental Health Hazard

Following on from our social post about the Government looking into our city's air quality (you can find it here), and moving further afield, a new report from the EEA states that, despite improvements, Europe's main environmental health hazard is still air quality...

Read the original post below, and find out how we can help you ensure your air quality here.

Air pollution in Europe comes with a high price tag, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While policies have improved air quality overall, air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard, resulting in high costs for health care systems, unhealthy workers and an estimated 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2011.

The annual air quality report collates data from official monitoring stations across Europe. It shows that almost all city dwellers are exposed to pollutants at levels deemed unsafe by the World Health Organization (WHO). For some pollutants, more than 95 percent of the urban population is exposed to unsafe levels.

Originally posted by The Maritime Executive, read the full story here

Posted on November 25, 2014 and filed under Industry News.