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Despite improved air quality across Europe, air pollution still leads to premature deaths: Study Updated: 2020-11-24 10:03:05 KST

Air quality has greatly improved across Europe over the past decade, but research shows air pollution is still contributing to premature deaths.
According to a study conducted by the European Environment Agency, air pollution is causing fatal respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, especially for Europeans living in urban areas.
Saying a lot of progress has been made, it added that some 400-thousand premature deaths have been avoided.
It cited toughened regulations, technology development and improved energy efficiency as the main factors that have contributed to better air quality.
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