Thursday, 29 November 2018

Health effects of diesel 'cost European taxpayers billions'

Source: The Guardian, 27th November 2018, by Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington reported, "Traffic emissions responsible for at least €70bn damage every year, report says - Air pollution from roads causes at least €70bn (£62bn) in health damage every year in the European Union, according to a new report, with diesel fumes responsible for three-quarters of the harm. The research, commissioned by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), found the vast majority of the costs were borne by taxpayers through government-funded health services. But these costs could be reduced by 80% by 2030 if ambitious action were taken, the report concluded. (...)"

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