Air pollution could cut seven months off the life span of current primary school pupils

According to Daily Mail, children could have their lives shortened by seven months from breathing polluted air, research has found.

The study looked at the combined impact of two leading causes of poor health from air pollution – nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets suspended in the air.

The impact was considered to be worse than some other major cities in the country – with the report finding a more pronounced loss of life expectancy in Birmingham than in Manchester.

Polly Billington, director of the UK100 network, which commissioned the research, said: ‘This report should be a wake-up call to policymakers, not just in Birmingham but across the country.’

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