Study: Particulate matter contributed to 1.8 million deaths in 2019

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Air pollution in cities around the world is causing devastating health damage according to two international studies that pile pressure on urban authorities to reduce fine particulate emissions from road traffic. Health warnings have grown more and more grave in recent years that fine particulate matter from car brakes, tyres and road surfaces could soon become a major health problem for city dwellers. Now, a modelling study00350-8/fulltext#cestitle150) published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health says high levels of particulate matter pollution contributed to about 1.8 million deaths worl…

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