EEA: ‘Vast majority’ of city dwellers face harmful levels of air pollution

Almost all Europeans living in towns and cities would be exposed to illegally high levels of air pollution if the EU were to adopt air pollution limits in line with new World Health Organization guidelines, the European Environment Agency has said.

by Robert Hodgson
A traffic jam on the Rue de la Loi, Brussels, November 2021. Almost all Europeans who live in towns or cities are exposed to harmful levels of air pollution. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images
A traffic jam on the Rue de la Loi, Brussels, November 2021. Almost all Europeans who live in towns or cities are exposed to harmful levels of air pollution. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

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