THE TELEGRAPH: Air pollution killing nearly as many people as smoking in Britain

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Release date: 12/3/2019

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Commenting on the findings Dr Holly Shiels, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, and member of the Physiological Society, said: “Overall the analysis further highlights the serious association between air pollution and cardiovascular-disease based mortality.  

“And although further studies are needed to reduce the large uncertainty associated with the risk, the call for reassessment of current UK and EU air quality regulations seems highly warranted.”

Media contributions

TitleAir pollution killing nearly as many people as smoking in Britain
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/03/19
DescriptionCommenting on the findings Dr Holly Shiels, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, and member of the Physiological Society, said: “Overall the analysis further highlights the serious association between air pollution and cardiovascular-disease based mortality.

“And although further studies are needed to reduce the large uncertainty associated with the risk, the call for reassessment of current UK and EU air quality regulations seems highly warranted.”
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/03/12/air-pollution-killing-nearly-many-people-smoking-britain/
PersonsHolly Shiels