Published: 24th Jan 2020

1,040 deaths a year in the Liverpool City Region can be directly linked to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), according to a new study. Commissioned by the British Lung Foundation and conducted by King’s College London, in partnership with UK100, the research examined the levels of NO2 and fine particulate matter PM2.5 across all six local authorities of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, in order to determine the burden air pollution placed on mortality. King’s calculated that the general public value the costs of air pollution at £480m per year and would accept this level of annual spending to mitigate the affects. Road transport was identified as the primary source of Liverpool City Region’s toxic air. All Local authorities including Knowsley, Halton, Liverpool City, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, had areas that either breached current legal limits set by the EU for NO2 or … (To read the full article, subscribe below)