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Air pollution to blame for 60,000 early deaths per year


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Air pollution, largely from diesel vehicle road traffic, may be to blame for as many as 60,000 early deaths in Britain each year.

The effects are particularly “distressing” for people who live in urban areas.

NO2 was killing far more people than previously realised.

Public concern over air pollution is making its way back on the political agenda.

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Director of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London.


Health protection agency.


Professor of Global Environmental Health at Australian National University previously worked as Head of Environmental Change Department at PHE.