Air pollution related to transport

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1605c (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1605

Diesel is the main problem

  1. Robin Russell Jones
  1. Consultant dermatologist Atholl House, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4NZ

    EDITOR,—David V Bates's call for new clean air legislation in Britain1 is made more urgent by the results of the two London based studies published in the same issue that show the relation between air pollution, daily mortality, and childhood wheezing.2 3 Ozone and particulates are most strongly related to daily mortality,2 while ozone and sulphur dioxide are most strongly related to childhood wheezing, though the study by Roger Buchdahl and colleagues did not measure particulate levels.3 Unfortunately, particulates are also carcinogenic and are …

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