Posts Tagged ‘air pollution’
Despite EU laws which state countries must ensure good quality air for their citizens, ambient air quality is still poor in many EU member states. This situation is now so serious the European Commission is taking action against 17 member states which have consistently had bad air quality readings. Bulgaria, Latvia and Slovenia are being [...]
According to experts, almost a third of European city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM). PM is especially dangerous to human health as it affects the sensitive areas of the respiratory tract. The EU has made progress over the past decades in reducing the levels of harmful air pollutants. However, a [...]
China is considered one of the top destinations for expat assignments, according to the Global Mobility Survey 2012. However, the condition of the air in many of China’s fast developing cities leaves a lot to be desired. Beijing, or “Greyjing” as it has been dubbed, is full of centuries old heritage sites and cultural gems, [...]
Air pollution from traffic, industry and households is still above internationally agreed limits in many European countries. According to recently released data, 12 EU states had pollution levels above the limits in 2010. Under a National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) directive countries agreed to meet limits for four important pollutants. These were nitrogen oxides (NOX), non-methane [...]
The risk of suffering a second heart attack increases 40 percent if you live in an area with high air pollution. Air pollution, while being bad for the environment, is also linked to respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. A study from the University of Tel Aviv has found pollution impacts cardiac events and stroke, [...]
Environment-wise, Europe is a pretty healthy place. Europeans don’t blink at acknowledging climate change (unlike Americans), and the continent is home to a number of countries, such as Germany, that have made massive commitments to green energy. Despite all this, air pollution remains a health risk to many people in Europe, particularly those living in [...]
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