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Pollution and environmental risks

In order to combat pollution and risks to the environment, we need new vigour to protect people and the environment. Attention must be paid to the increasing number of pollutants and their combined effects. The policy instruments already in place must be applied more effectively.

Zero pollution requires comprehensive economic and societal changes.

Environmental risks mean risks to human health, the living and working environment, other organisms and the physical environment. Achieving zero pollution requires comprehensive economic and societal changes.
Protecting the ozone layer
The ozone layer protects the earth from the sun's harmful UV radiation. Emissions of substances that deplete the ozone layer have been successfully reduced globally and the ozone layer is gradually recovering.
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Environmental risks of chemicals
Some chemicals are harmful to the environment and to organisms. Although the use of harmful chemicals is restricted, there are still many sources and routes through which they end up in the environment.
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Air pollution control
Page content is in progress. So far, information only about air pollutant emissions in Finland.
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Healthy environment

The living environments in Finland are quite healthy. Urban air is weakened by fine particles. People are bothered by noise.