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Lawyers plan class action against UK government on asthma caused by air pollution

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 08 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2220
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Lawyers are planning a class action against the UK government on behalf of people with asthma caused by air pollution.

The class action, which will be led by barrister Frances Lawson, is bringing a state liability claim against the government, arguing that people have had symptoms of asthma because of a failure to reduce air pollution …

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