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Publication of 'Air quality in Europe — 2017 report'

Report prepared by the European Environment Agency, published in October 2017.

The EEA's 'Air quality in Europe — 2017 report'  presents an updated analysis of air quality and its impacts, based on official data from more than 2 500 monitoring stations across Europe in 2015. This report was launched by the EEA during the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017.

The data show that air quality in Europe is slowly improving, thanks to past and current policies and technological developments. However, high concentrations of air pollution still have significant impacts on Europeans' health, with particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ground-level ozone (O3) causing the biggest harm.