Air pollution is killing people in Thurrock

OVER 28,000 people die from air pollution in the UK every year, according to government statistics.

And the same figures highlight that over 6% of all deaths in Thurrock were attributed to air pollution. (73).

The news comes as plans for a new Thames Crossing are in the pipeline for Thurrock. A plan which many may point to as part of the problem and not part of the solution in the health and well being of Thurrock residents.

Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are the worst areas in the country, with 8.3 per cent of all deaths attributed to air pollution.

In Essex: Havering stood at 6.3%; Basildon at 6,2%; Southend at 6.1% and Brentwood at 5.7%

The Orkney Islands were at 2.7%

Air quality is a significant issue in the UK, with 38 of Britain’s 43 air quality zones exceeding EU safety limits for nitrogen dioxide, and London being the worst European capital for the pollutant.

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