European Air Pollution Standards May Need To Be Strengthened

A large new analysis published in the Lancet has found a strong association between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of dying. The results suggest that European standards for air quality may need to be strengthened.

The European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE) analyzed data from 22 European  studies, including 367,251 participants followed for an average of 13.9 years. Nearly 30,000 deaths from natural causes occurred during followup. ESCAPE is the first large multi center study to examine long-term exposure to air pollution and mortality across many different European settings….

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