Smog alert, four of the most polluted cities in Europe are Italy

Include pollution map 323 European cities, Air quality rating. It takes into account the concentration of fine dust measured between 2019 and 2020 World Health Organization (ohm) and 10 mcg of 2.5 per per cubic meter of air. To overcome it will be five municipalities, including four Italians.

“Although there has been a clear improvement in air quality in Europe in the past 10 years – reads the Environment Agency report – from the last annual assessment conducted in the field, it is clear that in 2018, particulate end exposures caused nearly 417,000 premature deaths in 41 European countries”. So the numbers look alarming. But, according to the European Union, long-term data is needed to consider unhealthy air quality: the concentration of fine dust must be permanently higher than 25 micrograms per cubic meter.

Instead, he promoted some Scandinavian cities, including Uppsala, Stockholm (in Sweden), Trondheim and Bergen (in Norway), and Tampere in Finland. but also Tallinn, Narva and Tatu (all in Estonia), Portuguese Funchal And unexpectedly the Spaniards Salamanca.

However, the ranking indicates the sites to be monitored for the mean level of particulate matter. Including Polish women Novi Saxes (27.31), Zgers (25.15), Cremona (25.86), Vicenza (25.58) and croatian Slavonsky Brod (25.75). However, it also appears in the list of the ten worst of them Krakow, Piotrkow and Zuri (also in Poland), Veliko (in Bulgaria) Finally Brescia and Pavia. Milan (20.13) and Rome (12.94) are also worrisome.

Pollution in the north and the dearth of action taken to combat it weigh on the Italian report card. Only on November 10, 2020, a court decided European Union judge The government condemned the violation, and between 2008 and 2017, air quality limits were “systematically and persistently” violated.

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