New report: Denmark’s air quality worst in the Nordics

Not bad in comparison, though
To be fair, only six countries in the world – Australia, Estonia, Finland, Grenada, Iceland and New Zealand – have air quality that meets WHO standards.

The silver lining is that Denmark is in 11th place in Europe and in the top 25 in the world, so it scores better than most.

Things are getting better
According to Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, professor of public health at the University of Copenhagen, things have improved.

“We have achieved solid reductions in air pollution over the past 20 years. But now we have better knowledge of how dangerous air pollution is,” That’s what Andersen says to TV2 News.

“We have to continue down the same path we’ve been on, and we’ll make it. It’s about limiting the use of fossil fuels.”

Chad the worst
The report, based on data obtained from over 30,000 air quality monitoring stations and sensors in more than 7,300 cities worldwide, revealed that Africa, the Middle East and Asia had particularly high levels of fine particles.

Chad topped the list with 89.7 μg/m³, followed by Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Kuwait, India and Egypt.

Read or download the 2022 World Air Quality Report here.

Source: The Nordic Page

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