• November 24, 2020
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Three quarters of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions


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Most Europeans living in cities are still breathing air that is dangerous to their health, confirms the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report released today, but governments are not doing enough to cut toxic emissions at source, campaigners warn. Data show that harmful emissions, especially from farming and domestic heating, are not decreasing fast enough. Almost every EU member state in 2018 exceeded air pollution limits recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Margherita Tolotto, Senior Policy Officer for Air and Noise at the European Environmental Bureau, said:

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