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Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on health mount.  Last week a major study published in the Lancet found that pollution from diesel vehicles was stunting the growth of children’s lungs, leaving them damaged for life.  The research, conducted with more than 2,000 schoolchildren in London, was the first study in a city where diesel pollution is a significant factor.  Read more...
 

 

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