Monthly Archives: February 2012

Walden Reporter: Zebra preferred

Here is a letter from WeAreResidents.org in today’s Saffron Walden Reporter. Following up on the Reporter story (Traffic light scheme not the best solution) last week, I’d like to make a point clear about the traffic lights that the district

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Telegraph: 34% increase in chance of stroke; strong link to emissions

The Daily Telegraph cites an Archives of Internal Medicine study that found that the chance of having a stroke on days when there was moderate pollution was 34% higher than on good days. They indicate that there is strong correlation

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WHO: Air pollution fatalities now exceed traffic fatalities by 3 to 1

The environmental health impacts of vehicles are the unseen killer in our communities, killing 3 times as many as by vehicular accidents. Read the full article.

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Lancet: 3% of deaths caused by vehicle emissions

Frightening article about the effects of vehicle emissions from medical journal The Lancet in 2000. Air pollution caused 6% of total mortality or more than 40,000 attributable cases per year. About half of all mortality caused by air pollution was

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Guardian: Air pollution in areas of heavy traffic shortens life expectancy

Article says: About half the urban population lives close to a road with more than 10,000 vehicles a day, and that fact seems to be responsible for 15% of asthma cases among under-17s, 23% of chronic bronchitis cases, and 25%

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