Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Each car in London costs NHS and society £8,000 due to air pollution, report finds

Each car in London costs NHS and society £8,000 due to air pollution, report finds Air pollution from cars and vans racks up health bills of nearly £6bn every year in the UK, according to a new report by researchers at the universities of Oxford and Bath.

The costs to both the NHS and society at large were highest in cities, and diesel vehicles were the worst offenders in terms of harmful pollutants.

In total, the scientists concluded the health cost of an average car in inner London over the vehicle’s lifetime was nearly £8,000. For diesel cars this figure was nearly double The Independent

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