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Mortality from Diesel Car Pollution in the UK | Energy Matters
On Tuesday 4th April Channel 4 News in the UK carried a report on the impact of pollution from diesel cars upon UK mortality. It was claimed that pollution from diesel cars accounted for 40,000 excess deaths in the UK each year: 29,000 down to particulate matter (PM2.5) and 11,000 down to nitrogen oxides (NOx). The source of the statistics was a report from the Royal College of Physicians called Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution published in 2016. I decided to delve into the statistics and conclude that PM2.5 pollution from diesel cars may reduce life expectancy by between 2 and 22 days. Fake science and fake news is getting us into deep trouble...
The following story covered air pollution in UK cities, in particular NOx (nitrogen oxides) and soot emissions from the engines of diesel cars, that was reported to be prematurely killing 40,000 UK citizens per year!
air_quality  airpollution  health  jbcomment  driving 
april 2017 by juliusbeezer

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