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Breathing London air is like smoking 160 cigarettes a year, reveals analysis of UK pollution levels

Breathing air in the UK's most polluted areas is as bad as smoking almost 160 cigarettes a year, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said pollution in cities is a public health emergency and urged the government to bring in stricter rules to cut it down. It found air quality is four times as bad in the worst area – Newham in East London – as it is in the cleanest – the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.  Read more....



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