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40,000 People die prematurely in the UK because of emissions due to air pollution

10 April 2017

Emissions directly kill 15,600 people this is equivalent to three times the number of soldiers who died in Afghanistan.

BBC News and The New Scientist reported that 40,000 UK people die prematurely due to emissions from burning carbon fuel. Buildings contribute 39% towards total emissions produced. Hence building emissions directly kill 15,600 people or three times the number of soldiers who died in Afghanistan. These soldiers had some defense, yet victims of emissions simply have no choice. Imagine, if you will, knowing that through our inaction, we hurt those we love. Can you sleep with that thought? Can you look at your family and say you tried your best?