If you have asthma, you know that where you live has a big impact on your condition. Smog, high pollution, and poor air quality are becoming a growing concern in many cities, with serious consequences for our health and well-being. Fortunately, it is not something you have to put up with. Look long enough and you will find many places where you can breathe easily. Without further ado, here are the 10 best places to live with asthma in Europe.
20. Uppsala, Sweden
The Scandis have a lot to be thankful for. Their governments are progressive, their health care systems are among the best in the world, crime is low, and the stage is out of this world. On top of that, the air quality is the best in Europe. Take Uppsala in Sweden as an example. Pollution barely registers on the scale, cold weather keeps any pollen problems at bay, smog is unheard of, and you will rarely hear a screeching or hissing noise from any of its residents. If all that wasn’t enough, it is also an impressive city in its own right, with history, charm and culture to spare.
19. Tampere, Finland
If you can handle the freezing winter temperatures, long hours of darkness, and high cost of living, Finland is a great place to live. In fact, it ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. At least some of that is due to the incredibly clean air, low pollution, and excellent medical care. If you have asthma, you will have a hard time finding many places that can compete with Tampere, a medium-sized city of 334,112 residents in the western part of Finland that ranks as one of the greenest, cleanest, and frankly healthiest places to live. Europe. Even without the health benefits, it’s still a great place to live thanks to a lively atmosphere, an excellent selection of attractions, a high standard of living, and a diverse and welcoming community.
18. Alytus, Lithuania
Residents of Alytus in Lithuania can breathe easy knowing that their city has one of the cleanest airs in Europe. So low is the pollution and so high the air quality, the city has one of the lowest death rates attributable to pollution in Europe. Small, pretty, and surrounded by miles of pristine scenery, it’s definitely a beautiful (not to mention healthy) place to live.
17. Lahti, Finland
What better place for people with asthma than the European Green Capital? As lahti.fi writes, the European Commission has chosen Lahti in Finland as the European Green Capital of 2021, a mark of the great strides the city has made in reducing its carbon footprint and improving environmental standards for its residents. As a way to encourage people to ditch their cars and adopt a healthy lifestyle, the city has launched the world’s first urban ski-sharing program: City Skis. The program works in a similar way to bike share programs, albeit with skis rather than bicycles. As you would expect from Finland’s greenest city, the air quality is second to none.
16. Galway, Ireland
Low pollution, excellent air quality, the absence of heavy industry and optimal weather conditions combine to make Galway one of Ireland’s top destinations for people with asthma. A charming little town blessed with unique culture, beautiful architecture, and a friendly and welcoming community, Galway has all the makings of a great place to live.
15. Pula, Croatia
Pula is the largest city in the county of Istria, Croatia. To be fair, that’s not saying much: With a population of just 90,000 residents, it’s still relatively small by most standards. What makes it a paradise for people with asthma? Choose your option. The air quality is outstanding (so outstanding, in fact, the city has one of the lowest death rates attributable to pollutants in the world), there is very little industry (hello, little pollution!), Most of the people You travel on foot or by bicycle, and what little pollution there is is quickly carried away by the sea breeze.
14. Umea, Sweden
According to Cosmos magazine, Umea in Sweden has one of the lowest mortality loads attributable to poor air quality in Europe. As the largest metropolis in the region, it is often referred to as ‘the capital of northern Sweden’. It certainly has the feel of a capital, with a lively atmosphere, great nightlife, and a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes. If you want to live in a bustling city without your health suffering the consequences, it is a …