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Deadly Gas and Air Pollution: Cutting UK Farm Emissions in Half Could Save 3,000 Lives a Year

Thousands of deaths each year could be avoided if air pollution from UK farms was halved, new analysis has revealed, but the government’s failure to act means the most damaging sectors are under no obligation to cut their emissions.  The thousands of tonnes of faeces and urine produced by UK farm animals a day release ammonia gas, which combines with other particles in the air to create one of the most deadly forms of pollution. Ammonia is the only pollutant on the rise in the UK, and taking simple measures to cut it would be the “most effective way” to clean up our air and prevent deaths, according to a leading expert.  Read more...

 

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