Air Pollution: harmful particles
Launch of a new European anti-air pollution strategy The European Commission wants to reduce air pollution more in Europe. Although the situation has improved substantially over the last few decades, there are still significant areas of concern with regard to certain pollutants that are particularly harmful to human health (respiratory diseases) and damaging to the environment (acidification, eutrophication, etc.). The anti-pollution programme that the Commission is presenting today is the result of the “Clean Air for Europe” or CAFE programme that it launched in May 2001. Formation and impact of particles in the cross- channel region The story told in this film is that of a huge study carried out between 2002 and 2005 on air pollution in the cross-Channel area covering Nord-Pas de Calais, Sussex and Kent.