Ozone pollution "still a health hazard in Europe"

Current policies "not sufficient" to reduce impacts significantly over next decade, World Health Organisation says

Current policies are "not sufficient" to reduce the impacts of ozone pollution on human health in the EU significantly over the next decade, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report released last week.

The report concludes existing measures will only reduce premature mortality in Europe by some 600 cases per year, down from 21,000, between 2000 and 2020. Implementing ambitious climate policies could achieve "markedly larger" reductions of around 40 per cent, the authors say.

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