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Air pollution deaths 25 times higher than those from traffic accidents

Failure to act now will lead to more deaths, says report

Juliana O'Rourke
31 January 2020
London air quality map
London air quality map
 

Poor air quality impacts on the health of residents and workers in cities in particular. Cities Outlook 2020, a new report from Centre for Cities, calls for urgent action from local and national government to clean up the air we breathe. The report authors estimate that just one pollutant, PM2.5, is the cause of more than one in 19 deaths in the UK’s largest cities and towns — even though the UK currently meets legal limits. Research also found that 95 per cent of the monitored...

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