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Toxic air WARNING: Pollution killing 36,000 a YEAR

The toxic fumes are mainly from transport, says the Health Profile for England.  It is particularly a problem for families living in and around big cities.  But reducing the concentration of pollution by one microgram per cubic metre can reduce the burden of killer diseases.  In a single year in England, the small reduction could prevent 50,000 cases of heart disease, 16,500 strokes, 9,000 cases of asthma and 4,000 lung cancers over the following 18 years.  Read more...

 

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