Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Britain Declares Air Pollution as a "Public Health Crisis"

Britain on Monday declared air pollution a "public health crisis" with the Environmental Audit Committee warning that air pollution in the UK kills nearly as many people as smoking does.

This has led to a recommendation that new schools, hospitals and care homes must not be built next to air pollution hotspots to help reduce the tens of thousands of deaths currently being caused by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate pollution every year. Existing schools next to busy roads should also be fitted with air filtration systems, EAC committee chief Joan Walley said.
There are an estimated 29,000 deaths in the UK from air pollution each year.

Read more @ the New Age

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