Air Pollution: Consequences and Actions

The Lifelong Impact of Air Pollution

 This report from the Royal College of Physicians in London sets out the dangerous impact air pollution is currently having on health. Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable to exposure to outdoor air pollution which plays a role in many of the major health challenges of the day. It has been linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and changes linked to dementia. The health problems resulting from exposure to air pollution have a high cost to people who suffer from illness and premature death. 

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Click here to read an editorial from The Lancet regarding air quality and its importance