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Tens of thousands of people are considering relocation because of poor air quality in Holland.

lung air pollution

The Netherlands: One in eight lung patients is considering moving because of the poor air quality in their living environment. It concerns tens of thousands of Dutch people. A number of lung patients actually move, but others do not have the options to do so and are therefore forced to struggle with the consequences of …

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Air pollution costs Belgians 1,493 euros annually in health costs, minimum.

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The cost of medical care and health problems as a result of pollution from vehicles amounts to 744.3 million euros annually for the city of Antwerp, or an average of 1,493 euros per inhabitant. For Brussels, that is even 1.5 billion euros a year and for Ghent 386.4 million euros. The independent research and consultancy …

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Particulate matter peaks can be deadly in the short term

city traffic pollution

A new global study shows a clear link between fine dust and acute death, even at low concentrations. Peaks in particulate matter concentrations are immediately translated into higher mortality rates. Studies in specific cities or regions have already proven this. A large-scale study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the most authoritative medical journal …

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one in three employees suffer from unhealthy air at the office

According to a recent study of 23,000 employees, one in three office workers in Flanders complained about bad office air. ‘These reports concern odor nuisance, poor air humidity, vapors, inadequate ventilation or particulate matter at the workplace,’ says Lode Godderis, professor of Occupational Medicine at KU Leuven. ‘After all, the ventilation systems not only pull …

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