Outdoor air in Lapland cleanest in Europe
The European Union has recently completed an extensive summary report on the state of the environment. The report includes, for example, a lot of maps that describe air pollutants concentration across Europe. On the maps there is a clear feature in common: in the northern parts of Scandinavia outdoor air is in accordance with the rule the cleanest in Europe.
Of the maps perhaps the most dramatic of this report is on page 13: Years of life lost (YOLL) across Europe due to small particles.