Europe’s air is getting cleaner

Positive.News – The air in Europe is getting cleaner, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA), which announced this week that efforts to reduce pollution have prevented around 60,000 premature deaths per year since 2009.

However, the EEA’s latest data show that almost all Europeans still suffer from air pollution, leading to about 400,000 premature deaths across the continent annually.

“The EEA’s data prove that investing in better air quality is an investment for better health and productivity for all Europeans,” said Hans Bruyninckx, the agency’s executive director. “Policies and actions that are consistent with Europe’s zero pollution ambition lead to longer and healthier lives and more resilient societies.”

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