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Air quality receives major coverage as criticism of diesel cars grows

As air pollution caused by road transport becomes a subject of increasing importance to the media, the death of the diesel-fuelled road vehicle is becoming more and more widely predicted.

Rik Thomas
17 March 2017

In early March the topic of air pollution generated by road transport returned once again to the top of the media’s agenda, in advance of the Budget.

“Few things are as precious as our children’s health,” Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said in The Guardian on 3 March. “That’s why the research commissioned by the mayor of London on the amount of schools [sic] in areas with illegal levels of toxic air is so troubling... The...

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