Public authorities fight air pollution


Air pollution

  • European conutries are taking measures to limit certain pollutants, such as a standard on gaseous emissions for vehicles or stricter thresholds for industrial emissions.
  • In the regions too, measures are increasingly being taken! For example, the air qualitymust be taken into account in urban and territorial planning: creation of green space, planning of transport infrastructures, siting of buildings to minimise the exposure of occupants to the most polluted air.

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  • During pollution peaks, prefectures and local authorities take initiatives, such as alternating traffic, speed limits, reduction of fares for using public transport, ban on the burning of agricultural waste, etc.
  • The introduction of vignettes to obtain one's air quality certificate is also being introduced. You can find all this information about the stickers directly on 
  1. Pollution atmosphérique : que peut-on faire pour réduire les risques ? /determinants-de-sante/pollution-et-sante/air/articles/pollution-atmospherique-que-peut-on-faire-pour-reduire-les-risques.

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