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is a major determinant, estimated to account for
almost 20% of total mortality
in the WHO European Region of 53 countries.
Air pollution at current levels in European cities is responsible for a significant burden of deaths, hospital admissions and exacerbation of symptoms.
Noise can cause short- and long-term health problems,
such as for example sleep disturbance, cardiovascular effects etc.
40% of the population in EU countries is exposed to
road traffic noise
at levels exceeding 55 db(A).
20% of EU population is exposed to noise levels exceeding 65 dB(A) at daytime. More than 30% is exposed to levels exceeding 55 dB(A) at night.
Global warming can increase food- and water-borne diseases:
Heat-waves effect the health of many people, particularly the elderly.
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