One in three people live in areas that breach air pollution limit.

Nearly 18 million people in England live in areas where air pollution breaches World Health Organisation safety limits, a new study has found. Analysis of official figures reveals that 17.9 million – or one in three – NHS patients are registered at a GP practice where the level of particulates produced by traffic and industry is greater than the WHO maximum limit, according to the UK100 network of local leaders.

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