Royal College of Physicians report reveals the air in 44 cities contain more pollutants than is considered safe by World Health Organisation
- November 22, 2017 12:22 pm
- Categorised in: In the news
New research on UK pollution published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Lancet Countdown has revealed the air in 44 cities in the UK contains more pollutants than is considered safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report’s authors called on Whitehall to do more to tackle air pollution.
They cited a 2016 RCP study that found ambient air pollution causes approximately 40,000 premature deaths, over 6 million sick days and an estimated total social cost of £22.6bn per year.