The health implications of the diesel ‘scandal’

Following the recent reports on Volkswagen and air pollution, Professor Frank Kelly, Environmental Research Group (ERG), argues that breathing air of poor quality can have both short and long-term effects. Professor Kelly said: ‘After many decades of exposure, air pollution can lead to the development of a disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart disease.’ Dr Martin WilliamsDr Ian Mudway and Dr Gary Fuller, ERG, have also commented on Volkswagen, pollution and anti-pollution masks for GuardianBBCChannel 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, Guardian and BBC.


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