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Air pollution in Europe shortening lives of urban dwellers, @EUEnvironment report says #pollution #h

24 Sep 2012: Air Pollution in Europe Shortening Lives of Urban Dwellers Air pollution in Europe is shortening lifespans by an average of eight months and by as much as two years in the most polluted cities and regions, according to a report from the European Environment Cooling a Warming Planet: A Global Air Conditioning Surge The U.S. has long used more energy for air conditioning than all other nations combined. But as demand grows worldwide, global energy consumption for AC is expected to continue to rise dramatically and could have a major impact on climate change. READ THE e360 REPORT Agency (EEA). While the European Union has cut emissions of many harmful pollutants over the last decade, the report finds that nearly a third of urban dwellers are still exposed to harmful levels of airborne particulate matter , tiny pollutants small enough to penetrate the respiratory ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/air_pollution_in_europe_short...

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