Here is the cleanest air in Europe

The front runners after Umea and Tamperere are Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira, the Estonian capital Tallinn and the Norwegian Bergen with fine dust pollution of 4.2 to 4.6 micrograms per cubic meter. For comparison: 8.59 micrograms per cubic meter were measured in Zurich, 9.39 in Basel and 10.65 micrograms in Lugano. This emerges from the current air quality ranking of the European Environment Agency EEA.

For the overview, the EU authority based in Copenhagen, Denmark, evaluated the pollution with fine dust (PM2.5) in 323 European cities in 26 EU countries as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. According to the announcement on Thursday, 127 of the cities are certified as having good air quality. In 123, the load is considered moderate, in the remaining 73 as bad or very bad. The bottom of the ranking are in Poland and Northern Italy.

Published: 06/17/2021, 7:00 a.m.

Last updated: June 17, 2021, 59 minutes ago