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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution


    The results of a 2016 Health and Air Pollution study have been released revealing that air pollution contributes to more than three-thousand premature deaths in a year.

    Invercargill tops the death-rate rankings for air pollution from vehicle exhaust and domestic fires and industry combined.

    Environment Southland chair Nicol Horrell says this is an eye opener...showing nationwide, that vehicle pollution is, in a lot of cases, twice as deadly as domestic burning.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Politics:
    Senior Labour MPs are casting doubt over allegations of rampant bullying in Parliament 5:29

    Rugby:
    A clean bill of health for the All Blacks' sick bay patients 5:29

    Entertainment:
    Kim Kardashian is "very supportive" of Pete Davidson's decision to attend therapy 21:50

    Entertainment:
    Ben Affleck's house is for sale for $30 million 21:20

    Law and Order:
    A search continues for missing Waikanae Beach man 21:19

    International:
    The Loop: Defence royal commission interim report released, Donald Trump invokes the Fifth Amendment, and Spider-Man turns 60 21:09

    Entertainment:
    Normani has "real life s*** going on in [her] personal life" 20:50

    Entertainment:
    Raymond Briggs has died at the age of 88 20:20

    Entertainment:
    Olivia Wilde has won her custody battle against her ex Jason Sudeikis 19:50

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche's son is advocating for her in hospital 19:20


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