Air quality in the Netherlands in 2021 almost the same as in 2020
EU air policy gives an average of 6 extra years of life in the Netherlands
Since the 1970s, European policies to improve air quality have resulted in fewer emissions in many countries.
Air quality Sint Maarten landfill
At the beginning of 2019, the RIVM measured the air quality around the landfill at Philipsburg, Sint Maarten for two weeks. No or hardly any harmful substances were measured.
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
RIVM will make measurements around the Sint Maarten landfill
From 21 January 2019, a team from RIVM will travel to Sint Maarten to make measurements and take samples at various locations around the landfill in Philipsburg.
Dutch air quality shows little improvement in 2017
In 2017, concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in most parts of the Netherlands were below European limit values.
Climate change, ozone depletion and air quality need to be addressed coherently
Ozone layer depletion, air pollution and climate change need to be addressed in connection with each other.
Less air pollution from traffic and industry but increased contribution from agriculture
International air policy has shown good results in Europe: in the past 35 years the air has become cleaner. Nevertheless air pollution is still an important cause of premature death.