The link between ill health, air pollution and inequalities
Air pollution is responsible for 400,000 premature deaths and causes 6.5 million people to fall ill each year in the EU, with the health impacts disproportionately falling on the most disadvantaged. However, new initiatives, evidence, and policies are providing pathways to a cleaner future. Inter-sectoral initiatives at European, regional, national, and community levels are already emerging and now need further support.
The current impacts of air pollution on health and related inequalities, the European policy landscape, and initiatives which will help improve the situation have been summarised in this 2017 Policy Precis from EuroHealthNet
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