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38,000 deaths linked to air pollution were prevented in 2020


In France, nearly 3,500 deaths linked to air pollution have been avoided, according to a study conducted by the Energy and Clean Air Research Center released Friday.
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A study by researchers from the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air concludes on Friday March 26 that nearly 38,000 deaths linked to air pollution have been prevented by 2020 in Europe.

Health measures linked to Covid-19 and more particularly the various national confinements are at the origin of this decrease, as is the development of renewable energies, according to the researchers. The drop is most significant in Germany, with more than 5,500 deaths averted. In France, nearly 3,500 deaths were preventable, according to this study. Paris is the second city most affected by this improvement with 427 fewer deaths. Prof. Stephen Holgate, clinician in immuno-pharmacology at the British medical research council, intends to challenge this question:

“No one wants the year 2020 to repeat itself: this report is further proof, if any were needed, that the more ambitious we are in cleaning up our air, the more lives will be saved.”

Pr holgate

to franceinfo

In particular, the researchers observed a reduction of about 14% in pollution linked to nitrogen dioxide, 7% in the average level of fine particles and 4% in the level of ozone.



Source site www.francetvinfo.fr

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