Air Pollution, a Problem in Balkans
Albanian Daily News
Published September 28, 2017
Albanians live less due to the air pollution. The same happens with the citizens of the Western Balkans. The World Health Organization made public recently a report on how the air pollution reduces peoples' lives.
Referring to this report, Albanians will live 0.23 years of life/person more if their country will reduce air pollution based on the standards of the World Health Organization.
Comparing to the other countries of the region, the situation is not too bad for Albanian citizens. The same report underlines that in Kosovo, if the air pollution will improve, citizens will live 0.37 years of life/person more, in Serbia 0.73 years of life/person, Macedonia 0.59 years of life/person and Montenegro 0.26 years of life per person.
"The results of the report show cases where long-term exposure to polluted air causes a significant reduction in life expectancy," said Michael Greenstone, author of the publication and director of the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago.