80% of urban Italians exposed to toxic air pollution

Four out of five urban dwellers in Italy are exposed to toxic air pollution, according to a report on the state of the environment in Italian cities

Four out of five urban dwellers in Italy are exposed to toxic air pollution, according to a report on the state of the environment in Italian cities.

The study, which was published last week by Italy's environment agency, ISPRA, found that 82% of people living in Italian cities are subject to PM10 values beyond the World Health Organization’s safety standards. The percentage is 79% for PM2.5 and 32% for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), according to the report.

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