Greenpeace’s recent report (“Silent Killers”) was the starting point for deepening the discourse on the sources of “fine dust”. In this context, the PM10 and PM2.5 data published by ISPRA under the UNECE Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention are examined.An initial screening shows that the most significant contribution is due to the combustion plants of the non-INDUSTRIAL sector (commercial and institutional, residential, agriculture), which also shows the largest increase compared to 1990 (over 200%). At the European level, the trend is similar.Given this, one wonders whether the authors of the study cited are quite certain that the “22,000 cases of premature death in 2010, equivalent to 240,000 years of lost life” are to blame “to pollution from coal-fired power plants”. Read more click.