Keyword: Air pollution

France to require 'clean stickers' on vehicles in pollution areas

Vehicles failing to display stickers showing age, engine size and cleanliness will be banned from low-emission zones in Paris and other cities.

Paris air pollution causes 'thousands' of deaths a year

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A smoggy Paris on March 18th, 2015. © Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters A smoggy Paris on March 18th, 2015. © Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Last Sunday Paris banned cars from many of its roads and on Monday the city's councillors voted to pedestrianise a busy route along the River Seine. Both measures are aimed at tackling the problem of air pollution that is affecting Paris as well as other large French cities. It is estimated that such pollution kills up to 2,500 people a year in the French capital, some 60 times more people than perish in road accidents on the city's streets. Mediapart's environment correspondent Jade Lindgaard reports.

Air pollution kills 48,000 a year in France

Pollution caused by transport, industry, heating and agriculture is France's third biggest killer, after smoking and alcohol consumption.

Air pollution tied to higher heart attack risk, finds French study

Breathing in dirty air may be linked to a higher chance of suffering a heart attack a few days afterward, according to a French study.