Air pollution losing EU economy up to €940bn a year

Will Nichols
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Janez Potočnik promises action after report finds poor air quality is causing 10 times more premature deaths than car accidents

Air pollution is responsible for 10 times more deaths than traffic accidents in the EU and is losing the economy up to €940bn (£795bn) per year, according to new research by the European Environment Agency...

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