The health costs of air pollution

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In advance of this year’s Clean Air Day researchers at the University of Oxford and University of Bath have produced new research – “The health costs of air pollution from cars and vans”.

The researchers found that the health damage associated with diesel vehicle emissions are around 20 times greater than electric vehicles and at least 5 times greater than those associated with petrol vehicles. The total health cost to the UK from cars and vans is £6 billion each year, with almost 90% of this coming from diesel vehicles.

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