This city in Europe has the best air quality
More than 320 cities in Europe were surveyed for their air quality. Breathing is best in Scandinavian places, 73 performed poorly or very poorly. Berlin tops the list with 219th place in Germany. But where is our front runner?
FTake a deep breath in Finland and Sweden, hold your breath in Poland: At the EU Environmental Agency EEA, you can now see how long-lasting air quality is in hundreds of major cities in Europe. Lead runner More than 320 cities surveyed on the basis of clean air include Ume in Sweden, Tampere in Finland and Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
The Tail lights On the other hand are found mostly in Poland and northern Italy. This is according to a new air quality report released Thursday by the Copenhagen-based environmental company.
Overview Updated annually, the EEA estimates dust pollution in 323 cities in 26 EU countries, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. 127 cities were certified as having good air quality. In 123 the load is considered moderate, in the remaining 73 it is worse or worse.
This classification is related to the average air pollution with average dust (PM2.5) in 2019 and 2020. Anyone below the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended value is “good”: The WHO recommends long-term exposure to ten micrograms of fine dust (2.5 ppm) per cubic meter of air, which is more severe than the EU value. Anyone exceeding the annual EU limit of 25 micrograms – this applies to the five cities of Poland, Croatia and Italy – is “very bad”.
According to the analysis, 61 percent of cities violate WHO standards, said Catherine Kansleben, EEA chair of air pollution, environment and health. Thus, only two percent are above the annual EU border.
Kottingen has the cleanest air in Germany
Everything about clean air 52 Listed German cities Kottingen is: University City Lower Saxony is 29th, followed by Freiburg (45), Dormstad (46), L லbeck (50) and Hanover (56). They and 25 cities in the Federal Republic of Germany are said to have good air quality, while the other 22 cities are classified as moderate, with Berlin 219th on the list in Germany.
No German city falls into the “worst” or “worst” category. However, many major German cities such as Cologne – like other countries – are not classified. According to the EEA, this may be due to measurement stations or the disappearance of some data.
As already revealed by an EEA report at the end of 2020, air quality in Europe has improved significantly over the past decade, among other things, due to reduced emissions from transport and energy supplies. As a result, nearly 60,000 fewer people die prematurely from particle exposure each year compared to 2009 and 2018.
Nevertheless, almost all Europeans, especially in cities, continue to suffer from air pollution caused by fine dust, nitrogen dioxide and ground ozone. According to EEA estimates, more than 400,000 people in 41 European countries will die prematurely in 2018 as a result of exposure to these pollutants, including tens of thousands in Germany.
“Air pollution is stubbornly high in many European cities”
The EEA reiterated that air pollution is still a serious problem and a real health risk in many European cities. Expert Consleben said dust was the number one cause of air pollution, which has the biggest impact on premature deaths and illness.
EEA Managing Director Hans Broinks summed up: “While air quality has improved significantly over the past few years, air pollution in many European cities has risen stubbornly.” Overview Now allows citizens to easily compare their city air pollution landing site. .
According to the new list, things are more beautiful in Stockholm than in the megacities: the Swedish capital ranks ninth, making it better than any other city with a population of over one million. Helsinki (11) is behind, with Bucharest (263), Barcelona (264), Warsaw (269) and Milan (303) at the other end of the table.