Hundreds dying due to air pollution levels in Leeds and Wakefield

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HUNDREDS OF people are dying in Leeds and Wakefield each year due to the pollution in our air.

Long-term exposure to air pollution attributed to 2,567 deaths in the Yorkshire and Humber in 2010 – and 25,000 nationwide, a new report from Public Health England.

Particle air pollution – which can contribute to cardiovascular disease – was a factor in 5.7 per cent – or 178 – of adult deaths in Wakefield and 5.5 per cent – or 350 deaths – in Leeds.


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