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.
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