Air Pollution

Air Pollution

PM2.5
(ANNUAL MEAN)

17.9
  • 10
  • 20 10 µg/m3 WHO maximun level
  • 30 25 µg/m3 EU maximun level
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

71/858

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

2,141

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

3,762

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

NO2
(ANNUAL MEAN)

35.2
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50 40 µg/m3
    WHO recommendations
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

16/858

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

38

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

2,404

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

Green Space

Green Space

Vegetation Index (NDVI)

0.29
  • 0.10
  • 0.20
  • 0.30
  • 0.40
  • 0.50
  • 0.60
  • 0.70
  • 0.80
  • 0.90
  •  
0.318
NDVI goal
(WHO recommendation)

RANKING POSITION

18/866

% OF POPULATION BELOW
TARGET NDVI

87.70%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

1,431

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Green Area (GA)

20.4%
  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 30% 25%
    GA
    (WHO recommendation)
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%
  • 90%
  •  

RANKING POSITION

10/866

% OF POPULATION BELOW
25% GA

85.88%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

643

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Athens (metropolitan area) includes the following citites: Athens

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REFERENCE: Khomenko S, Cirach M, Pereira-Barboza E, Mueller N, Barrera-Gómez J, Rojas-Rueda D, de Hoogh K, Hoek G, Nieuwenhuijsen M. Premature mortality due to air pollution in European cities; an Urban Burden of Disease Assessment. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30272-2.

REFERENCE: Pereira Barboza E, Cirach M, Khomenko S, Iungman S, Mueller N, Barrera-Gómez J, Rojas-Rueda D, Kondo M, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Green space and mortality in European cities: a health impact assessment study, The Lancet Planetary Health 2021; 5: e718–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00229-1

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