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Diesel Vehicles cause greater air pollution than petrol, electric or hybrids finds research

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The health impacts of diesel cars are significantly higher than the health impacts of standard petrol, electric vehicles, and hybrids finds Oxford University Researchers. Diesel vehicle emissions are roughly 20 times more impactful to health than electric vehicles and five times more damaging than standard petrol. The researchers linked the exposures to PM2.5 and NOX to 40,000 early deaths. Cars...
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Irish emissions of three key air pollutants getting worse

Emissions of three of the five most noxious air pollutants, which are a threat to public health and/or the environment, increased in Ireland during 2016, according to latest figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Emissions of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds increased. These pollutants impact on air quality, cause respiratory problems ...
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