Air pollution levels low in Finland (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

Air pollution levels low in Finland (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

22

Published

22 November 2013
Press Release Number:
N/A

Photo: Eija Vallinheimo

The EEA estimates that the biggest risk to Europeans is caused by fine particles (PM2.5), especially in urban areas. Nearly one in three city dwellers in the EU live in areas where the fine particle content exceeds the limit set by the EU for protecting people's health. According to follow-up information from municipalities which was compiled by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, this limit was not exceeded anywhere in Finland in 2012. At all measuring sites, levels of fine particles fell below even the significantly more stringent recommendation set by the World Health Organisation. Only a tenth of Europe's urban population can enjoy such clean air. >> More

Share this page