Paris air quality offensive targets diesel as low hanging fruit

A ban on older diesel engines in the Greater Paris region is just the start of the city's efforts to clean up its air quality. By Megan Lampinen

Air pollution is widely being listed as a factor reducing life expectancy for people around the world, potentially responsible for more deaths than tobacco smoking every year. A study published in the European Heart Journal in March 2019 suggests that air pollution currently causes an excess death rate of 105 per 100,000 people in France, a reduction in life expectancy of 1.6 years. Part of that is down to the use of fossil fuel in transport….

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