The European Cancer Organisation (ECO) has responded to the European Commission’s invitation for feedback on proposal on a new Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. As promised within Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the European Commission is progressing a pledge to revise the EU’s air quality standards, to align them more closely with the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
In line both previous representations of the European Cancer Organisation, and in consultation with member societies such as the European Respiratory Society, the following key feedback was provided:
ECO considers the introduction of the 2030 air quality targets to be an important step, in particular to reduce the health impacts of air pollution. However ECO:
Our full response is available here.