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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Oxford aims to cut air pollution with car ban in zero emissions zone 

Oxford council will phase out polluting vehicles including taxis, cars and buses from city centre area in 2020 Polluting vehicles could be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero emissions … Continue reading

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5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe 

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations … Continue reading

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Dodgy diesel emissions kill 5000 a year in Europe

The test-dodging tricks of some diesel car manufacturers result in extra pollution that is responsible for around 5000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study. About 5000 people across Europe die prematurely every year because of discrepancies between … Continue reading

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Britain flouting duty to protect citizens from toxic air pollution 

Exclusive: Special rapporteur’s mission finds government has violated obligation to protect people’s lives and health The UK government is “flouting” its duty to protect the lives and health of its citizens from illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution, according … Continue reading

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In utero exposure to diesel exhaust could be linked to adult heart failure: Toxic effects of air pollution can cross generations through unanticipated effects on DNA in the heart of the developing embryo, new study reveals

Gestational exposure to airborne particles derived from diesel exhaust can modify DNA in utero and alter the expression of genes that potentially increase susceptibility to adult heart failure, suggests a study in mice. According to a study published online in The … Continue reading

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German court orders diesel ban in bid tackle air pollution

Judge demands ban placed on most polluting diesels entering German city of Stuttgart from January 2018, ruling previous plans from city government not ambitious enough A judge in the German city of Stuttgart has ordered the most polluting diesel cars … Continue reading

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Scottish Government accused of showing “remarkable disregard for public health” on air pollution 

Environmental groups accuse UK Government of “kicking urgently needed action into the long grass” with plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 Environmental groups have accused the UK Government of “kicking urgently needed … Continue reading

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