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Air quality policy update - May & June 2010

11 EU member states are expected to miss one or more of the legal limits set by the National Emission Ceilings Directive NEC in 2010, according to the European Environment Agency. Meeting the emission ceiling for Nitrogen Oxides NOx, as one of the four pollutants for which NEC sets limits, has been the most difficult one for the countries.

The European Commission is pursuing legal action against Italy for failing to comply with EU air quality PM 10 standards. The Commission has sent Italy a final written warning. If Italy fails to take the necessary compliance measures, the Commission could refer the case to the European Court of Justice.


HEAL’s ACTION ON AIR QUALITY

This year HEAL and partner organisation the European Federation of Asthma and Allergy Association (EFA) have expanded the KnowYourAirForHealth website, from English and Finnish to Czech, French and Italian.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Write to EU Environment Commissioner Potocnik to express your concern about the delay of EU action on Air quality. For more details contact anne@env-health.org.

Visit the KnowYourAirForHealth site and find out latest information on national and local air pollution. www.KnowYourAirForHealth.org.



Written on 30 June 2010.


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