More Than A Third Of Spaniards Breathing ‘Dangerously Polluted’ Air

More Than A Third Of Spaniards Breathing ‘Dangerously Polluted’ Air

LAST UPDATED: 20 October, 2014 @ 7:49 pm
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POLLUTION SPAIN: A third of the Spanish population are breathing air whose pollution levels are above the EU limit

POLLUTION SPAIN: A third of the Spanish population are breathing air whose pollution levels are above the EU limit
POLLUTION SPAIN: A third of the Spanish population are breathing air whose pollution levels are above the EU limit

A THIRD of the Spanish population are breathing air whose pollution levels are above the EU limit.

More than 16.8 million people – 36% of the population – have been exposed to dangerous levels of pollutants, with diesel engines being the main source.

Green group Ecologistas en Accion has also warned that 95% of Spaniards have been exposed to unhealthy pollution levels, taking into account the stricter recommendations made by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

‘International health authorities estimate the number of premature deaths [in Spain] to be 20,000 a year,’ due to complications arising from air pollution, said Miguel Angel Ceballos, one of the report coordinators.

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