Effects of air pollution

Air pollutants have directly detrimental effects on health and the environment. Furthermore, they are instrumental in making human beings, plants and entire ecosystems more susceptible to other "stress factors" (e.g. pathogens, parasites and drought). Finally, air pollution in Switzerland is responsible for indirect costs amounting to billions of francs every year, which are not met by the polluter.

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