ISGlobal Ranking Of Cities

Urban health study in
1,000 European cities

What are you breathing
in your city?

Check the air quality and
preventable deaths in your city

Check the air quality
and preventable deaths
in your city

RANKING

Which European
cities have the highest
and lowest mortality
due to air pollution?

THE PROJECT

1,000 European cities

1,000
European cities

Air pollution levels

Air pollution
levels

Impact in premature mortality

Impact on premature
mortality

Learn more

84% of the population in European citites is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization


84% of the population in European citites is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization

Reducing air pollution levels could prevent thousands of deaths in European cities every year:


Reducing air pollution levels could prevent thousands of deaths in European cities every year:

up to 125,000
deaths/year by
lowering PM2.5 levels
up to 80,000
deaths/year by
lowering NO2 levels
up to 125,000
deaths/year by lowering PM2.5 levels
up to 80,000
deaths/year by lowering NO2 levels
TOP 5
Cities with the lowest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ICELAND)
2
(NORWAY)
3
(SWEDEN)
4
(FINLAND)
5
(FINLAND)
NO2
1
(NORWAY)
2
(SWEDEN)
3
(FINLAND)
4
(NORWAY)
5
(CROATIA)
TOP 5
Cities with the worst mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(CZECH REPUBLIC)
4
(ITALY)
5
NO2
1
(SPAIN)
2
(BELGIUM)
3
(ITALY)
4
(FRANCE)
5
(ITALY)
TOP 5
Cities with the lowest mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ICELAND)
2
(NORWAY)
3
(SWEDEN)
4
(FINLAND)
5
(FINLAND)
NO2
1
(NORWAY)
 
2
(SWEDEN)
 
3
(FINLAND)
 
4
(NORWAY)
 
5
(CROATIA)
 
TOP 5
Cities with the worst mortality burden:
PM2.5
1
(ITALY)
2
(ITALY)
3
(CZECH
REPUBLIC)
4
(ITALY)
5
NO2
1
(SPAIN)
2
(BELGIUM)
3
(ITALY)
4
(FRANCE)
5
(ITALY)

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Citizens

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