Air pollution caused 200,000 EU deaths in 2013
A World Bank Group report said Thursday air pollution has become an important cause of death worldwide, especially in poor countries. Europe has seen significant improvement since 1990, when 361,096 people died in countries now in the EU. The 2013 EU death toll as a result of air pollution, 231,554, is 35% lower. Greece is the only EU country where air pollution deaths went up, from 7,742 to 8,320.