killer air

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Oct 16 15:07:38 PDT 2000

[From Sam Smith's Progressive Review. Awaiting refutation from James H.]

ENS: Breathing on the streets of London is more dangerous than piloting a vehicle on them according to a new report, which claims that air pollution kills more people in the UK capital than road accidents. Traffic has slowed to an average speed of 16 kilometers an hour in London. In 1998, 226 people died in road accidents compared to an estimated 380 deaths from transport emissions, said the report. Each year, Londoners lose about 34,000 years of life from transport related pollution.

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