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Regional air pollution improvements have global health benefits

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Case Studies: International
Research and Methods: International
Capacity building: International


The Integration / Strategies: National strategies, Action plans, Capacity building, Implementation

Reductions in emissions of fine particle air pollution can prevent premature deaths, not just locally, but also in countries thousands of kilometres away, new research illustrates. The transcontinental study examines the effects of reducing air pollution emitted from Europe, North America, South and East Asia by 20% and shows that, for example, reductions in the EU would mean 3700 fewer premature deaths in the other three regions every year.

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