Air Pollution

Air Pollution

PM2.5 (ANNUAL MEAN)

15.2
  • 10 5 µg/m3 WHO recommended level
  • 20
  • 30 25 µg/m3 EU maximun level
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

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DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

851

IF NEW WHO GUIDELINES (2021)
WERE MET

441

IF FORMER WHO GUIDELINES (2005) WERE MET

956

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

NO2 (ANNUAL MEAN)

44
  • 10
  • 20 10 µg/m3
    WHO recommended level
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50 40 µg/m3
    EU
    maximun level
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  •  

RANKING POSITION

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DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

801

IF NEW WHO GUIDELINES (2021)
WERE MET

103

IF FORMER WHO GUIDELINES (2005) WERE MET

944

IF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION WERE MET

Green Space

Green Space

Vegetation Index (NDVI)

0.279
  • 0.10
  • 0.20
  • 0.30
  • 0.40
  • 0.50
  • 0.60
  • 0.70
  • 0.80
  • 0.90
  •  
0.349
NDVI goal
(WHO recommendation)

RANKING POSITION

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% OF POPULATION BELOW
TARGET NDVI

88.30%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

440

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Green Area (GA)

9.9%
  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 30% 25%
    GA
    (WHO recommendation)
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%
  • 90%
  •  

RANKING POSITION

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% OF POPULATION BELOW
25% GA

94.20%

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

221

IF WHO GUIDELINES WERE MET

Traffic Noise

Traffic Noise

59.2%

% OF POPULATION EXPOSED TO HARMFUL NOISE LEVELS

13.7%

% OF HIGHLY ANNOYED POPULATION

DEATHS THAT COULD BE AVOIDED

27

EXPOSURE DATA SOURCE

Strategic noise map NOISE MAP QUALITY Moderate

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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

REFERENCE: Sasha Khomenko, Marta Cirach, Jose Barrera-Gómez, Evelise Pereira-Barboza, Tamara Iungman, Natalie Mueller, Maria Foraster, Cathryn Tonne, Meelan Thondoo, Calvin Jephcote, John Gulliver, James Woodcock, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen. Impact of road traffic noise on annoyance and preventable mortality in European cities: a health impact assessment. Environment International, Volume 162, 2022, 107160, ISSN 0160-4120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2022.107160

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