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Pollution is costing more than obesity

Deaths in London’s most polluted areas are costing twice as much as obesity.
The statistics are revealed in a study from the London Assembly which claims up to 9% of deaths in the capital’s ‘dirtiest’ locations are attributable to air pollution.
The percentage attributable to man-made airborne particles was highest in the City of London (9%), Westminster (8.3%), Kensington and Chelsea (8.3%) and Tower Hamlets (8.1%).
It is claimed there are more than 4,000 extra deaths each year in London from particulates and health costs are estimated at up to £20 billion a year, twice the cost of obesity.

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