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Monday 20 August 2018

What if your weekend getaway could damage your health?

The organisation Transport and Environment just released an infographic comparing the air pollution conditions in Europe’s 10 most popular cities with the impacts of cigarettes smoke.

The parallel between the two sounds unusual but it is based on a research by Berkeley Earth, focusing on fine particulate (PM2.5) – the most commonly used measure of air pollution levels. Indeed, when visiting a city, we spend most of the time outside and we are more exposed to the effects of air pollution.

European cities may want to pay more attention to such aspects, if they want to keep being attractive touristic destinations in the future. While some of them are already acting in this regards – let’s think about the case of Copenhagen for example, where there are more cycles than people - others are facing considerable fines for breaching EU air quality standards.

What could we citizens do? Beside demanding our governments to act in this regard, checking the air quality of the place we plan to visit before buying our tickets, could be the first step of a new form of responsible tourism!


Credits: Transport and Environment

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by Sara Giovannini on 20 August 2018 / 592 visits




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