29 Dec '15, 6pm

Milan and Rome have implemented a three day car ban to address air pollution

Milan has acquired the worst reputation in the country for its vehicle pollution. It was even named Europe’s most polluted city in 2008 and this is not the first time transportation bans have been implemented to try and counteract the harmful effects of the smog. Public officials have faced scrutiny that the seemingly sporadic bans are not enough to effectively combat the problem. The European Environment Agency cites 84,000 deaths in Italy in the year 2012 associated with poor air quality, showing just how important immediate action is in the area. While the transportation ban can be effective in the short-term, it seems it is only part of the larger equation to combat air pollution.

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