Header

Pollution is twice as deadly as roads 空氣污染較馬路致命兩倍

April 18th, 2012 | Posted by Nick Andrew in environmental

Exhaust fumes are twice as deadly as roads, study claims – Telegraph.

In a study reviewing pollution and causes of death in the UK, they have found that more people die as a result of pollution than die on the roads:

More than 5,000 people die prematurely from conditions like lung cancer and heart disease because of emissions, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Exhaust from aeroplanes cause a further 2,000 deaths annually while emissions from the energy and industrial sectors and pollution originating from Europe bring the overall total up to 19,000 deaths per year in Britain.

In contrast official figures state that 1,850 people were killed as a result of road accidents in 2010.

研究顯示:汽車廢氣較馬路致命兩倍 –《每日電訊報》

一個有關英國空氣污染的研究發現,空氣污染物較馬路更危險更致命。

麻省理工表示,超過5000人因為空氣污染引發的肺癌、心臟病等而提早死亡。

 

除了路面廢氣,飛機廢氣每年亦造成2000人死亡,而來自歐洲的能源及工業則進一步將英國每年死亡總數提升至19000人。

 

相較之下,官方數字表示2010年全年交通意外的死亡人數是1850人。

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You can leave a response, or trackback.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *