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 attributed to motorised traffic, accounting also for: more than 25,000 new cases of chronic bronchitis (adults); more than 290,000 episodes of bronchitis (children); more than 0.5 million asthma attacks; and more than 16 million person-days of restricted activities.

Read the abstract here.

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