Latest data from the European Environment Agency. Climate change is an increasing threat to us, but more people continue to die prematurely from smog. Air pollution is related to the deaths of 400,000 people per year in Europe.
The study covers the EU countries, the countries of the Economic Area, the Balkan countries outside this group, and Cyprus. Experts explain that as much as 13% of premature deaths are due to environmental degradation and climate change. All the risks include air pollution, heat waves, exposure to chemical contamination, and too much noise. Aggression experts point out that the relationship between the state of the environment and health is evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to scientists, the most important thing now is to provide Europeans with access to greenery and recreational opportunities by clean rivers or lakes.