Hundreds killed by ‘dirty’ air

Vehicle fumes contribute towards deadly air pollution.

Vehicle fumes contribute towards deadly air pollution.

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Air pollution across Derbyshire caused hundreds of deaths in just one year, a shock study claims.

The report by Public Health England (PHE) estimates 402 people died because of “dirty” air above the county in 2010.

Air pollution – which is sparked by vehicle fumes, industrial emissions and household and farming chemicals – can lead to heart and lung disease.

 

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