Premature deaths attributable to air pollution

Premature deaths attributable to air pollution

Premature deaths attributable to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure in 2012 in 40 European countries and the EU 28.

CountryPM2.5O3NO2
Austria6 100320660
Belgium9 3001702 300
Bulgaria14 100500700
Croatia4 50027050
Cyprus790400
Czech Republic10 400380290
Denmark2 90011050
Estonia620300
Finland1 900600
France43 400  1 5007 700
Germany59 5002 10010 400
Greece11 1007801 300
Hungary12 800610720
Ireland1 200300
Italy59 5003 30021 600
Latvia1 8006090
Lithuania2 300800
Luxembourg2501060
Malta200200
Netherlands10 1002002 800
Poland44 6001 1001 600
Portugal5 400320470
Romania25 5007201 500
Slovakia5 70025060
Slovenia1 70010030
Spain25 5001 8005 900
Sweden3 70016010
United Kingdom37 80053014 100
Albania2 200140270
Andorra6040
Bosnia and Herzegovina3 50020070
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia3 000130210
Iceland10020
Liechtenstein2013
Monaco3027
Montenegro5704020
Norway1 70070200
San Marino3020
Serbia (a)13 4005501 100
Switzerland4 300240950
Total (b)    432 000     17 000     75 000
EU-28 (b)403 00016 00072 000

Notes: (a)  Including Kosovo, under the UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99.
(b) ‘Total’ and ‘EU-28’ figures are rounded up or down to the nearest thousand. 

originally published in the European Environment Agency

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