Tag «air pollution»

The Lancet: new evidence on asthma incidence attributable to NOx

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Paediatric asthma incidence is associated with exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), but the TRAP-attributable burden remains poorly quantified. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a major component and common proxy of TRAP. In a new study, researchers estimated the annual global number of new asthma cases attributable to NO2 exposure at a resolution sufficient to resolve …

Air pollution in Europe: new facts and figures about NOx

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In a new paper, Cedric D. Koolen and Prof. Dr. Gadi Rothenberg outline the serious problems caused by air pollution in Europe. Using two types of metrics, level assessment, and trend assessment, they quantify the contribution of ammonia, NOx, SOx, non‐methane volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter in terms of years of life lost per capita …

Euro VI trucks are compliant with legislative emissions limits

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Cities using, or planning to use, the Euro 6 standard as the basis for their low-emission zones (LEZs) will not deliver the air quality improvements they expect, AIR (Allow Independent Road-Testing) has warned. Euro 6 (or Euro VI for trucks) is the European benchmark standard for vehicle emissions, while vehicles that meet the standard receive …

Amsterdam (NL): City Trees don’t clean air

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Amsterdam will stop its pilot with 8 City Trees to improve air quality. It was stated that in the current set of City Trees will not have a significant impact (defined as a 10-20% decrease) of the concentrations of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide on the facades of houses in the Amsterdam Valkenburgerstraat.

TNO presents new model for air quality

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Exposure to environmental pollution is thought to cause as many as 9 million premature deaths each year. The largest health impacts are associated with air pollutants and particulate matter in particular. The latter is thought to cause an average reduction in life expectancy of 6 to 12 months in Europe.