A Commission official said the study's main conclusions backed its intention to consider much larger numbers of pollutants together in future cost-benefit analyses of pollution reduction options. The study also found that member states would have to make greater efforts than envisaged to respect limits on four air pollutants set down in the first air quality daughter directive, passed last year. This would make it easier than foreseen to meet the benzene and CO targets, the study said.
Economic evaluation of air quality targets for CO and benzene.
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