Sweden's air quality among the best in the world: study
The study was based on measurements of PM 2.5 particles in 73 countries in 2018, and ranked countries from the highest air particle measurement to the least. Sweden was ranked 69th, meaning only four countries had a higher quality of air and that the concentration of PM 2.5 particles in Sweden was within guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The best performing countries were Iceland and Finland, which were ranked 73rd and 72nd. Stockholm meanwhile was among the three capital cities with the best air quality. And in a ranking of European cities, Bredkälen, close to Strömsund in the Jämtland region, was ranked first, while Umeå was the 14th cleanest spot in Europe. On the global level however, the report highlighted how many places have poor quality air. Each year an estimated seven million people die early due to air pollution.
- The Local –