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NO2 impact on mortality lower than we thought, say experts

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Andrew Forster
18 August 2017
The effects of air pollution on mortality are highly uncertain, say Government advisors
The effects of air pollution on mortality are highly uncertain, say Government advisors

 

Nitrogen dioxide may be responsible for far fewer lost life years than previously thought, experts on the medical effects of air pollutants have advised the Government. 

The impact of NO2 on mortality was discussed at a meeting of health experts convened by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in June. A summary of the discussion says: “New advice from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) indicated a much lower impact of NO2 on...

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