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Air pollution blamed for 500,000 early deaths in Europe in 2014


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According to European Environment Agency filthy air killed half a million people in Europe prematurely in 2014.

Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe.

The two worst hotspots for PM2.5 pollution were Poland and northern Italy, where dozens of cities exceeded the EU’s annual mean limit of 25 micrograms of particles per cubic metre of air.

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Agency of the European Union (EU) which provides independent information on the environment.