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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

    Rugby League:
    Cameron Ciraldo has inked a five year deal to take over as Canterbury Bulldogs head coach in the NRL 15:29

    Rugby:
    Former All Black Mike Brewer believes the Springboks underestimated the All Blacks at Ellis Park this morning 15:19

    Health & Safety:
    New Zealand has 2,618 community cases today - the lowest figures since February 14:49

    Law and Order:
    Black Caps paceman Matt Henry's been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies tour due to a rub injury 14:49

    International:
    Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago was a 'nightmare' environment for housing classified documents, experts say 14:19

    Politics:
    A political commentator thinks bullying in Parliament is an ongoing problem 13:49

    Rugby:
    It's unclear this afternoon whether Ian Foster will be head coach of the All Blacks when they return home to face Argentina in a fortnight in Christchurch 13:29

    Soccer:
    Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has launched a scathing attack on the club after their latest dismal result 13:19

    International:
    For Donald Trump, the week included FBI searches, civil investigations and social media campaigns 13:09

    Living & Travel:
    Farewell Fooey: Guardian of the ABC's PNG bureau, a friend to correspondents and an enemy of stray cats 12:59


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