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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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More die of lung diseases in Wandsworth than national average – 4,000 remain undiagnosed

More people are dying of lung diseases in Wandsworth than the national average, and thousands remain undiagnosed with potentially fatal conditions according to health bosses. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an umbrella term for a number of respiratory diseases, make … Continue reading

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Air pollution affects my life on a day-to-day basis

Rosalind Dalton has lived in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 25 years, close to the A102 pictured. A couple of years ago she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD. This is a condition often associated with smoking, … Continue reading

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