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Myriam Jun 09, 2020 01:25 PM
Hello EEA, Thank you very much for your quantification of the health impacts air particulate matter. The publication is very interessting. Is it possible to receive more detailed results?
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EEA Jun 09, 2020 04:37 PM
Dear Ms. Myriam,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

All EEA products are freely available on our website. Please have a look at the data and products published under the Air Pollution pages. There are datasets and indicators, which may be of interest to you. In addition to the Air Quality Index and Up-to-date air quality data viewer, the EEA also developed a specific data viewer that shows how the lockdown has affected concentrations of air pollution (nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5)).

You are of course most welcome to get back to us with any specific question related to our products our topics of expertise. May we kindly ask you to be detailed as possible in your questions so we can address these efficiently.

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Myriam Jun 10, 2020 04:33 PM
Thank you very much for your answer. I checked the website, but so far I did not find the information I was looking for.

I would like to know which input data you used for quantification of the premature deaths and YLLs attributable to PM2.5 exposure in Germany (https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/health-impacts-of-air-pollution). The source of the death cases is cited. However under the WHO mortality database I found very high numbers (much higher than the official numbers). Therefore I would like to know how many deaths for Germany you used in your quantification. Thank you very much and kind regards
Myriam
EEA Jun 11, 2020 02:26 PM
Dear Ms Myriam,

The data on health impacts of air pollution are taken from the sources referred to in the Air Quality report (https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/air-quality-in-europe-2019) and, for the most recent calculations (2017), the Eionet Report - ETC/ATNI 2019/13 (https://www.eionet.europa.e[…]escription-and-2017-results). The methodology used to calculate these impacts is included under Section 10.1 of the Air Quality report.
 
Please note that we consider WHO data as official data. Any doubts on these numbers should be raised directly with WHO.

We hope that this information may be useful for you.

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