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Air pollution measurement exercise in Valletta

An exercise in air pollution measurement carried out in Valletta and Birgu has showed high concentrations of ultrafine particles in the ambient air during the time ships were transiting through the Grand Harbour. Measurements revealed concentrations 80 times higher than clean air levels expected of areas not exposed to any pollution sources. Ultrafine particles are known to be a major risk to human health as they trigger severe heart and lung disease. 
This exercise was carried out as part of a project which BirdLife Malta has just launched together with NABU (BirdLife in Germany) and several other Mediterranean eNGOs entitled "Together against air pollution from ships". 
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