Air pollution Europe’s main health risk, EEA says

Air pollution levels across Europe have decreased slightly but is still proving a major cause of premature death and disease, particularly in urban areas, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said

Air pollution levels across Europe have decreased slightly but it is still proving a major cause of premature death and disease, particularly in urban areas, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report on Monday.

“Air pollution is perceived as the second biggest environmental concern for Europeans after climate change and is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe,” according to the annual report, which uses data from 2016.

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