Auckland Pollution Causes Deaths

Air pollution causes hundreds of deaths in Auckland per year and causes more than $200 million worth of social damage, a new report claims.

Auckland’s air quality is so bad that in the past two months it exceeded the Government’s National Environmental Standard once and on five other occasions exceeded Auckland’s Regional Air Quality targets.

These adversely high-level readings occurred on June 14, 15 and on July 9 and 10.

A report given to Auckland Council last month said air pollution was responsible for 200 premature deaths a year and exposure to transport emissions had a social cost of $273m. In July last year a council report estimated that air pollution killed 700 Aucklanders annually.

Councillor Wayne Walker, chairman of Auckland Council’s Environment and Sustainability Forum, believes that too many old cars and the lack of a mandatory emissions testing procedure for vehicles has accelerated health problems in the city.

There are an estimated 750,000 vehicles in Auckland, a number that increases by five per cent annually.

via Auckland Pollution Causes Deaths | Stuff.co.nz.

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1 Response to Auckland Pollution Causes Deaths

  1. Eithan says:

    It’s really horrible condition for Auckland because Air Pollution causes hundreds of deaths in Auckland per year and causes more than $200 million worth of social damage, a new report claims.Auckland’s air quality is so bad that in the past two months it exceeded the Government’s National Environmental Standard once and on five other occasions exceeded Auckland’s Regional Air Quality targets.India also facing this problem that’s why we should also support PALS because PALS is a group of environmentally conscious people who love pure air want to live in a cleaner.

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