27 Nov '11, 12am

Cost of air pollution revealed: Potential harmful effects of air pollution are well known – but just what is the...

Potential harmful effects of air pollution are well known – but just what is the monetary cost of Europe’s largest polluting facilities? According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA ), air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in the continent cost citizens between €102billion and €169billion in 2009 alone. Indeed half of this damage came from just 191 facilities. The report, entitled: Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe , looked at local air pollutants: ammonia (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx ), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), particulate matter (PM10), carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and sulphur oxides (SOx). It also includes the heavy metals arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury, cadmium and nickel; as well as organic micro-pollutants such as dioxins and furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ...

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