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Sunday 21 July 2019
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Europe should adopt particulate matter cuts, says research

Europe must adopt the World Health Organization (WHO) standard on fine particulate matter pollution if it is to  significantly curb needless premature deaths, concludes research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Europe wants to cap average levels of fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) at 20 μg/m3 by 2010.

But the equivalent standard recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency is 15 μg/m3, while that recommended by the World Health Organization is 10 μg/m3.