Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide
Green Car Congress
MARCH 12, 2019
and ozone. Excess death rates were particularly high in eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine, with more than 200 each year per 100,000 of the population. Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.