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Nearly 50 per cent of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study


WASHINGTON: Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found Wednesday, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.

Diesel vehicles were responsible for 47 per cent of the deaths, it said, but the figure jumped as high as 66 per cent in France, Germany, Italy and India where diesels make up a large proportion of cars on the road.

The study was carried out by researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) — the non-governmental group that blew the whistle on Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal in …read more

Source: Pakistan Today

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