Global sulfur regulations will have a huge impact on public health

When the global sulfur regulations are introduced in January 2020, it will have a large positive effect on public health, especially in Asia, say several of the researchers who recently presented the first results of the new sulfur caps in the Baltic and North Seas.

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Ahead of the IMO's global sulfur regulations in 2020, leading researchers in the field project in comments to ShippingWatch that the new cap will have a significant effect on global public health.

Researchers from several Nordic universities last week presented the results of the first large-scale study of the impact of the 0.1 percent sulfur cap on Baltic sailings. According to one of the researchers behind the study, Professor at Gothenburg University Lars Barregård, the sulfur cap has improved air quality in the region to such a degree that it has prevented up to 1,000 premature deaths annually.

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