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Europeans Still Exposed to High Concentrations of Air Pollutants, Report Says

8:16 AM MDT | September 27, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Outdoor concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and ground-level ozone are persistent problems for many urban areas in Europe: almost one-third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne PM, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) entitled Air quality in Europe—2012 report. PM is one of the most harmful pollutants to human health because it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system, the European Commission says. The European Union (EU) has made progress in...

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