Interview: WHO public health director on why the EU needs ambitious air pollution rules

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week unveiled drastically lower recommended limits for harmful air pollutants in order to protect public health. Speaking to ENDS Europe, Dr Maria Neira, the WHO’s director of public health, environment and social determinants of health, urges the EU to be “ambitious” with its own limits too.

by Claudia Delpero
Dr Maria Neira: We need to know what air pollution represents for our health and then be very demanding and use our vote and our capacity to put pressure on our politicians.” Photo: WHO
Dr Maria Neira: We need to know what air pollution represents for our health and then be very demanding and use our vote and our capacity to put pressure on our politicians.” Photo: WHO

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