Air pollution is an increasing problem in Estonia

New data collected by the OECD indicates that air pollution is an increasing problem in Estonia, and contributed to 538 deaths in 2010.

This is an increase from 2005 figures that show that 191 deaths were caused by airborne particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials in the atmosphere. Estonia is bucking the overall trend, as the number of deaths fell 4 percent in countries between 2005-10 that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

It also clashes with a World Health Organization report from 2013 that found Estonia had the cleanest urban air in the world. In that case, the small sample size – there are only 1-2 cities in Estonia – did undercut that study’s compehensiveness.

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