European bathing water quality in 2021

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Series Details 08/2022, Number 8
Publication Date June 2022
ISBN 978-92-9480-475-4
ISSN 2467-3196
EC TH-AM-22-008-EN-N
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Bathing is an extremely popular and important leisure activity in Europe. This annual assessment of European bathing sites shows how well environmental protection measures are implemented, allowing people to make informed decisions on where to bathe without health risks at 21 551 officially identified bathing sites in the European Union (EU) as well as 119 in Albania and 189 in Switzerland.

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European Commission: Press Release, 03/06/2022: Zero Pollution: Large number of Europe's bathing waters meet highest quality standards

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