Friday, February 06, 2015

Air Pollution Linked to 553 Annual Deaths Across Northern Ireland

A Belfast medical expert has called on health organisations to phase out their investment in the fossil fuel industry as it emerged that such air pollution is also said to be responsible for more than 140 deaths across the city. Dr Gary McFarlane, director of the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, joined medical experts from across the UK in calling on health organisations to divest in the industry, as they have already done with tobacco.

Dr McFarlane said: "The science is telling us very clearly that continued reliance on fossil fuels is not only unsustainable but will have significant health implications across the globe.

Read more @ Belfast Telegraph

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