About 400.000 Europeans die prematurely every year and millions become severely ill due to air pollution with fine particles. 3.000 Danes alone die prematurely every year due to this air polution despite thet fact that Denmark fulfills all EU limits in the area. In comparison, less than 200 Danes die due to traffic accidents every year. This is why air pollution still poses as a serious health problem.
Luckily, there are several efficient tools to reduce air pollution frem traffic. This publicationis about efficient tools to fulfill the air quality limit values in the Air Quality Directive and at the same time reduce the pollution with hazardous ultrafine soot particles.
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Author: Kåre Press-Kristensen
The Ecological Council, January 2014, booklet 36 pages.
Ultrafine particles, solutions and successful cooperation.
Persons working close to exhaust from aircraft and/or diesel engines in airports are exposed to a complex mixture of potentially health damaging air pollution. The National Board of Industrial Injures in Denmark has now recognized several cancer cases, most likely caused by air pollution in airports. The pollution is a serious and overseen work-related threat. This booklet presents a new exhaustive study focusing on air pollution in Danish airports, pollution sources, employee exposure to ultrafine particles and actions to limit the pollution. The main aim of the booklet is to inspire decision makers and other key stakeholders in national and international organizations and in every airport to take action to reduce employee exposure to air pollution with ultrafine particles from aircraft and diesel engines.
By Kåre Press-Kristensen
The Danish Ecological Council, April 2012, Booklet, 28 pages
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The publication focuses on air pollution with CO2, SO2, NOX and fine particles from shipping, the significant health and socio-economic consequences of the pollution, technical solutions, existing regulation of air pollution from shipping and possibilities for further regulation. The aim is to inspire decision makers and other key stakeholders to implement further regulation of air pollution from shipping to the benefit of climate, public health and nature. The publication is well suited for teaching purposes.
Author: Kåre Press-Kristensen
The Danish Ecological Council, June 2011 (Danish and english version)
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Dieselparticles are one of the most serious threats against our health, when it comes to air pollution. The problem can be solved by using particle filters, but it requires initiatives in form of legislation, green taxes and subsidies
By: Christian Ege
The Ecological Council, 2004 Booklet , 20 pages
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