Effectiveness of measures against particulate matter

Federal Office for the Environment

Key facts

High levels of air pollution caused by pollutants such as particulate matter cause serious damage to people’s health and the environment. The economic consequential costs for the Swiss population alone are estimated at over CHF 11 billion per year. Switzerland has achieved considerable success in the fight against general air pollution in recent decades, but there is still a long way to go to reach the objective of safe air quality.