According to CAFE (Clean Air For Europe) data (1):
- every year more than 310 000 Europeans die prematurely due to the effects of air pollution,
- the average life expectancy of Europeans is reduced by almost 9 months,
- the impact of air pollution on health care costs is 80 billion euro.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths every year worldwide. (2)
According to the EnVIE report (3), in Europe, every year, air pollution is responsible of:
- 3 to 8% of asthma
- 20% of lung cancers
- 4 to 10% of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
According to the EnVIE report Combustion particles cause nearly half of poor indoor air quality releated diseases in the European Union.