EU air quality limits are not stringent enough, say researchers

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 09 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7338
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Long term exposure to fine particulate air pollution is associated with mortality even at concentrations well below the current European Union limits, a new analysis has concluded.

Fine particulate pollution is defined as tiny particles of soot or dust with a diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometres. The current European Union limit for this type of pollution is an annual average of …

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