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No compelling evidence that brake & tyre dust harm health

Air Quality

02 October 2020
Tyres: uncertain science
Tyres: uncertain science

 

The Government’s advisory panel on air quality has found no compelling evidence that particulates from brake wear, tyre wear and road surfaces pose a health risk at current concentrations in the UK.

COMEAP, the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, reviewed the academic literature on the health impacts of non-exhaust particulates such as from tyres, brakes, road surfaces and dust resuspended in the air by passing traffic. In all, 56 toxicological and epidemiological journal...

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