KEY MESSAGES on health effects of air pollution

The cost of air pollution
According to CAFE (Clean Air For Europe) data :

  • every year more than 310 000 Europeans die prematurely due to the effects of air pollution,
  • the average life expectancy of Europeans is reduced by almost 9 months,
  • the impact of air pollution on health care costs is 80 billion euro.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths every year worldwide.
According to the EnVIE report, in Europe, every year, air pollution is responsible of:

  • 3 to 8% of asthma
  • 20% of lung cancers
  • 4 to 10% of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

According to the EnVIE report Combustion particles cause nearly half of poor indoor air quality related diseases in the European Union.

To find out more facts about indoor air quality and the affect it can have on our health please download our ‘Quick Facts’ PDF – See more at: http://www.keepthecityout.co.uk/2013/08/from-the-archives-quick-facts-on-iaq/#more-1390

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