ClairCity newsletter ClairCity newsletter January 2017 - Page 5

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it ’ s toxic : air pollution is linked to 1 in 8 premature deaths around the world .

( world health organisation , 2014 )
Breathing polluted air causes heart attacks , strokes and lung cancer . It makes respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis worse .

Air pollution costs European citizens

1.5 billion euros every year .

( world health organisation , 2015 )

92 % of the world population are exposed to harmful levels of air

pollution .

( world health organisation , 2016 )

Air pollution in the city

What ’ s happening to our cities ? What ’ s the problem with the air we breathe ? What could our cities do differently ?
And how does it relate to climate change ?
Some measures like encouraging biofuels and diesel vehicles are good for reducing carbon emissions but bad for air pollution .

92 % of Europeans think that climate change is a “ serious

problem ”.

( eurostat , 2015 )
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