The State Has Been Ordered to Compensate Victims of Air Pollution in France for the First Time
The administrative court of Paris has ordered the State to pay €3,000 and €2,000 to the parents of two children who suffered from recurrent bronchiolitis and ear infections linked to pollution peaks in the Paris region. This is the first time that the State has been ordered to compensate victims of air pollution in France.
The court found that the State's negligence in enforcing health standards had contributed to the children's illnesses. The court ruled that "a portion of the symptoms" they experienced were "caused by exceeding pollution thresholds resulting from the State's negligence."
This decision is a landmark victory for victims of air pollution and their families in France. It sends a clear message to the State that it must take steps to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution.
The court's decision is also a significant step forward in the fight against air pollution in France. It shows that the State can be held accountable for its failure to protect public health. This decision is a victory for all of us who want to breathe clean air in France.