Worrying data has recently emerged for air quality Europe. It turns out that virtually every country exceeded the standards set by the World Health Organization. Researchers found that only 222 cities met the WHO guidelines. Learn more about air quality Europe in this article.
New Danger in the air – smog!
Studies show that smog causes many respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive diseases. These include heart disease, asthma, respiratory infections, among others. In addition, people who have frequent contact with smog are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, high blood pressure and cancer. Therefore, if smog levels in a city are extremely high, you should keep your time outside to a minimum. If you already have to go out for an extended period of time, it is advisable to wear a suitable smog mask. This problem with air quality in Europe is far more serious than we can imagine.
European Air Guality – results are not optimistic
As a result of environmental education, air quality in Europe is improving, but the air continues to harm the health of citizens, especially in urban areas. Especially there, air pollution concentrations exceed the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In its analysis, the WHO considers air pollution to be the most serious threat to public health. The largest sources of air pollution emissions include road transportation, industry, power plants, agriculture and households. Air pollution is a global problem, emissions have increased in many regions around the world, affecting human health and ecosystem stability. Poor air quality not only adversely affects our health and the natural world, but also leads to huge financial losses in the economy (e.g., treatment of diseases, sick leave, lower labor productivity). Undoubtedly, improving air quality in Europe is a huge and pressing challenge. It requires from us even more effort, financial outlays, in many cases even a change in our lifestyles, including positive pro-environmental changes in the daily lives of each of us (such as not burning garbage, or using public transportation).