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Italy among worst in EU for air-pollution deaths, ANSA

15 November 2021 20:47
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Italy among worst in EU for air-pollution deaths, ANSA

ROME. KAZINFORM Italy is among the worst-performers in the EU in terms of deaths linked to air pollution, according to a report released on Monday by the European Environment Agency.

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It said that, in 2019, Italy was top for premature deaths attributed to exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), with 10,640, an increase of 2% with respect to the previous year, ANSA reports.

It said Italy was second after German for premature deaths linked to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), with 49,900.

It reported an 5% increase in deaths attributable to exposure to ozone (O3), with 3,170.



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