In 2023, the impact of air pollution on health in Europe remains a paramount concern. Sensorbee's latest analysis, inspired by the "Harm to Human Health from Air Pollution in Europe: Burden of Disease 2023" report, delves into the detrimental effects of key air pollutants. Fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone continue to be significant contributors to diseases, notably respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.
Key findings from 2021 data indicate that exposure to PM2.5, NO2, and O3 resulted in hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths across the EU. Despite a 41% reduction in deaths attributable to PM2.5 since 2005, the burden on human health remains high. Diseases like ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus are notably impacted by these pollutants, highlighting the varied effects on different health conditions.
Sensorbee emphasizes the urgency of aligning EU air quality standards with WHO guidelines to mitigate these health risks. Our commitment to monitoring and analyzing air quality data supports informed decision-making for a healthier Europe.
For a detailed exploration of the health impacts of air pollution and policy contexts, visit the full report on the EEA website. https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/harm-to-human-health-from-air-pollution