mobilità urbana PNRR
  • Urban transport and health

    A short briefing by T&E o­n the harm to health caused by air and noise pollution in built-up areas and what the EU is doing to tackle these.

    Traffic accidents cause around 40,000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries in the EU every year. Yet urban transport development poses other serious health risks, which are not so easily quantifiable. In particular, the more exposed a person is to noise and pollution from vehicles the more likely s/he is to suffer from a range of health prob- lems.This briefing looks in detail at these two issues, the impact they have on human