Air Pollution

Air Pollution

PM2.5
(ANNUAL MEAN)

22.4
  • 10 5 µg/m3 WHO recommended level
  • 20
  • 30 25 µg/m3 EU maximun level
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

5/858

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

2,397

IF NEW WHO GUIDELINES (2021)
WERE MET

1,739

IF FORMER WHO GUIDELINES (2005) WERE MET

2,564

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

NO2
(ANNUAL MEAN)

26.8
  • 10
  • 20 10 µg/m3
    WHO recommended level
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50 40 µg/m3
    EU
    maximun level
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

84/858

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

687

IF NEW WHO GUIDELINES (2021)
WERE MET

0

IF FORMER WHO GUIDELINES (2005) WERE MET

943

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

Green Space

Green Space

Vegetation Index (NDVI)

0.566
  • 0.10
  • 0.20
  • 0.30
  • 0.40
  • 0.50
  • 0.60
  • 0.70
  • 0.80
  • 0.90
  •  
0.509
NDVI goal
(WHO recommendation)

RANKING POSITION

725/866

% OF POPULATION BELOW
TARGET NDVI

36.31%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

187

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Green Area (GA)

46.6%
  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 30% 25%
    GA
    (WHO recommendation)
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%
  • 90%
  •  

RANKING POSITION

798/866

% OF POPULATION BELOW
25% GA

34.62%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

75

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia includes the following citites: Bytom, Chorzów, Gliwice, Katowice, Ruda Ślaska, Sosnowiec, Tychy, Zabrze

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REFERENCES: 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.

Khomenko S, Cirach M, Pereira-Barboza E, Mueller N, Barrera-Gómez J, Rojas-Rueda D, de Hoogh K, Hoek G, Nieuwenhuijsen M. Health impacts of the new WHO air quality guidelines in European cities, The Lancet Planetary Health, D-21-00431R1, Nov 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00288-6

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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