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umwelt-plakette.de en 2019-04-10

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Particulate matter is more dangerous than nitrogen oxide

There is more and more discussion about nitrogen oxides in Germany. New driving bans are imposed on older diesel vehicles to reduce nitrogen oxide levels. According to the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, however, fine and ultrafine particulate matters have a more serious impact on health. Then, the EU limit values are too lax and should be reduced, and Germany needs a strategy against the different sources of particulate matter.